Bank, insurance, hosiery industry affected
Banking and industrial activities were hit as the one-day nation-wide general strike called by pro-Left trade unions began this morning.india Updated: Dec 14, 2006 11:32 IST
Normal life remained unaffected but banking and industrial activities were hit in the district as the one-day nation-wide general strike called by pro-Left trade unions began on Thursday morning.
All modes of public transport, including buses and autorickshaws, operated as usual. Educational institutions were also functioning normal in the district, police said.
However, bus services to and from neighbouring Kerala had been suspended till evening, transport corporation sources said. But there was no disruption of train movement.
Transactions in bank and insurance sector was hit in view of the absence of a majority of employees.
Majority of the over two lakh workers in the knitwear hub of Tirupur near here participated in the strike. Only a few dyeing and knitting units seen functioning, they said.
Business was as usual as almost all shops and commercial establishments remained opened.
Though senior officers were present, absence of staff and employees hit transactions in banking and insurance sector, besides some government offices particularly central-owned ones, they said.
No untoward incident was reported till 11 am, police sources said.
First Published: Dec 14, 2006 11:32 IST