Bharat Bandh hits West Bengal to protest against fuel prices
Kolkata, Sept 10 (PTI) A 'Bharat Bandh' called by the Congress and various opposition parties to protest a hike in fuel prices is underway in the city and the suburbs amidst strict measures by the West Bengal government.
Almost all schools and colleges were open with the scheduled examinations underway and the office-goers were seen rushing to office.
Train services were also normal.
"We will take strict action against those who will try to hamper normal life, put up blockades, try to stop people from going to their work or open their business enterprises. We have employed enough officers for the purpose. Hope everything will be fine," he said.
Bandh supporters protested on the railway tracks at Jadavpur station which was, however, withdrawn after commuters started protesting.
The state government had issued a circular asking all government employees to attend office on Monday.
All the state government offices will remain open Monday and show-cause notices will be issued to the absent employees. Leave will be granted only on the grounds of hospitalization and family bereavement, the government circular had said.