After effect of Bhart Bandh on 5th of July 2010


The bandh was called by opposition parties mainly BJP and Shivsena in Mumbai to protest against the inflation rate and hikes in petrol, diesel, gas, et al.

After effects of the bandh observed on 5th of July 2010 in Mumbai.

The miscreants were responsible for the following and at the end of the day, raise their collars to say 'the bandh was totally successful'.

1. Public and Private hospitals reported a sharp drop in the number of
outpatients.

2. The railways and the BEST kept services on. Though there was disruption in
train services by miscreants, it was resumed in the evening.

3. 175 BEST buses were vandalized.

4. Taxis and AutoRikshas had to remain off the roads and also private cabs.

5. At the City Airport 47 departures and 46 landings were cancelled. All that
they could do was to drop the fliers to the main railway stations.

6. Low attendance in the offices.

7. Vegetable and fruit markets were also affected. Traders said, in the fruit market, which had 122 trucks arrived but only 56 tempos had left. In the onion and potato market 115 trucks arrived but 13 tempos carried commodities to Mumbai. In the spices and grain markets, 112 and 244 trucks arrived respectively, but not a single truck has left.

Estimated GDP loss to India ... Rs.13,000 crores
Maharashtra's economic loss as per CII ... Rs.1000 crores.
40% Dip in trading volumes at stock exchanges.

Maharashtra state has decided to make the parties pay compensation .
For the first time, the state will invoke the Bombay Police Act, 1951, that allows it to recover damages from those who destroy public property. The act was amended to empower collector to take fast decisions.

(Data taken from Hindustan Times)


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