For the reason that shutdown was known as within the wee hours of the day, college college students who begin the day early have been probably the most affected. The mannequin examination for SSLC college students and sensible examinations for greater secondary college students have been scheduled to start on Monday. The communication from the training division, saying all exams have been postposed, got here out by 7.30 am. By then, variety of college students had left for faculties.
The hartal was whole within the state and minor incidents of violence have been reported from some components. In most districts, vehicular motion was affected initially as hartal supporters tried to dam the roads.
Prepare passengers have been the worst hit as many have been stranded at railway stations for need of automobiles to succeed in their remaining locations. At Trivandrum Central station, police organized automobiles for dropping passengers at choose factors within the capital metropolis.
In Ernakulam and Kozhikode, hartal supporters forcibly closed retailers. Even some places of work have been forcibly closed in some components of the state. There have been minor incidents of stone pelting at personal automobiles in rural areas of the state.
In the meantime, KSRTC operated its providers in a lot of the locations. The ‘vilapayatra’ procession (of buses broken throughout hartals) taken out by the transport company appears to have labored this time. As many as 102 buses have been broken within the earlier hartal on January 3 , inflicting an estimated lack of Rs 3.35 crore, whereas solely lower than a dozen buses bore the brunt of hartal supporters on Monday.
In response to KSRTC MD MP Dinesh, KSRTC models have been directed to function providers with police safety. The state provider is but to estimate the loss incurred on the day. Stones have been hurled at buses in Thiruvananthapuram, Palakkad and Kunnamangalam. “The loss incurred might exceed Rs 15,000 because the windshields have been damaged. No damage to employees members was reported,” stated a KSRTC official.
Bus providers have been largely affected in central and north zone of KSRTC. A number of depots comparable to Neyyattinkara, Vizhinjam, Adoor and Chathannoor, which began providers from early morning, needed to cease the providers by 7am, after agitators staged protest on the depots.