KSRTC Employees Call for Bandh, CM announces 2-day Holiday for Schools and Colleges in Bengaluru, No Holiday in DK
Bengaluru: All the schools and colleges in Bengaluru will be closed as a bus strike was called by the employees of Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) on July 25 and 26.
In light of the strike, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has announced a two-day holiday for all schools and colleges in Bengaluru. The strike was called by the employees of KSRTC demanding an increase in their salaries.
The Chief Minister had a discussion with the Transport Minister as well as KSRTC officials regarding measures to be taken during the strike. As a precautionary measure, the CM decided to announce holidays on July 25 and 26.
No Holiday in Dakshina Kannada – DC A B Ibrahim
Deputy Commissioner A B Ibrahim said that there are a number of private buses in the district and students will not face any problem from the strike by KSRTC employees. “There will be no holiday for schools and colleges in Dakshina Kannada and classes will go on as usual.” DC Ibrahim also said that the students as well as the teachers should travel by private buses and attend the classes as usual.
Owing to the KSRTC employees strike and declaration of holidays for schools and colleges on 25th and 26th July 2016, the B Ed Examinations of Mangalore University scheduled on 25th July have been postponed to 27th July, 2016.