Capital wears a deserted look in wake of Bharat Bandh, religious outfits too stage demonstrations

Ranchi: The capital city wore a deserted look on Tuesday in wake of the Bharat Bandh called over the farmers agitation as shops and business establishments remained closed while traffic was less than usual on the roads.

In the main road, Hindpiri, daily market the shops remained closed while in areas like Kokar and Doranda the shops remained half open and half closed while shutters were also down in Kutchury road, Ratu Road etc.

Traffic despite Tuesday being a weekday was very less as long distance buses did not operate from the various bus stands of the capital. In the early morning, some buses did ply towards Bokaro and Jamshedpur but as the day progressed the number of buses running stopped. The autorickshaws also operated less.

The agitators had blocked the highways connecting Ranchi Tata road, Gumla Simdega highway as a result of which buses and trucks dis not operate on these roads. Albert Ekka Chowk turned out to be the epicentre of all the demonstrations as procession staged by various parties and outfits reached at the spot and returned back.

Apart from political parties the Sikh and Muslim organisations also took out procession in the capital in support of farmers. The Sikh organisations took out the procession from Main Road to Gurudwara while the Muslims organisation staged the same from Ekra Masjid to Albert Ekka Chowk.

The protesters said that the procession being staged by them was for the entire state and country as the new bill is not in the interest of the farmers.

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