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Bharat Bandh: BEST buses, auto, cabs to operate in Mumbai tomorrow

Also the Taxi Union of Mumbai has not given a call for strike tomorrow, on December 8, in support of 'Bharat Bandh'. Cabs and autos will ply as normal, it said in a statement.

Bharat Bandh: BEST buses, auto, cabs to operate in Mumbai tomorrow
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Even as the agitating farmers have called for nationwide Bharat Bandh on Tuesday, December 8, to protest against Central government’s farms laws, the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) buses will operate as usual and will not be a part of the bandh. Also, the taxi, cabs and auto services in the city will not be affected and be operational.

“BEST buses will be operational tomorrow and will not be part of ‘Bharat Bandh’. Protective iron grills and other protective gears will be used while plying the buses tomorrow,” BEST public relations officer told news agency ANI.

Also, the Taxi Union of Mumbai has not given a call for strike tomorrow, on December 8, in support of 'Bharat Bandh'. Cabs and autos will ply as normal, it said in a statement.

Meanwhile, issuing a joint statement, the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) and All India Transporters Welfare Association (AITWA) said traders and transporters will not be participating in the Bharat Bandh called on December 8.

“We don’t want to cause problems for the common man. Therefore, we will begin at 11 am, so that they could leave for their offices on time. Work hours in offices will end by 3 pm,” ANI quoted BKU’s Rakesh Tikait. “People can show their card and leave,” Tikait said. “It is a symbolic protest to register our opposition. It is to show that we don’t support some of the policies of the Govt of India,” Tikait added.

However, earlier in the day, the APMC situated in Navi Mumbai’s Vashi announced that it will remain shut tomorrow to support the farmers protesting.

Farmers have been protesting against the three laws - the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020, and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020 - since November 26 and demanding that they be repealed.

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