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10 Oct 2020 | 11:24 PM UTC

India: Transport workers schedule state-wide strike in West Bengal October 12-14

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Transport workers schedule state-wide strike in West Bengal on October 12-14; anticipate travel disruptions, avoid associated demonstrations

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/10/2020, 12:00 AM until 10/14/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kolkata). COUNTRY/REGION West Bengal


A 72-hour transport strike has been scheduled to take place across West Bengal state from Monday, October 12, through Wednesday, October 14. Several goods transporter unions called for the strike action over issued such as alleged harassment by officials, insufficient financial aid, and excessive taxation. Reports indicate that participants are expected to block entry points into the state with vehicles which may cause service disruptions including the movement of essential goods and delivery delays.

Associated demonstrations are possible in urban centers, outside government buildings, outside road transport offices, and near highway checkpoints. A heightened security presence is to be anticipated in the vicinity of any protest sites, and localized transportation disruptions are to be expected in the areas affected.


Those in West Bengal state are advised to monitor developments to the situation, prepare for transportation disruptions and make alternative arrangements if possible, avoid all protests as a precaution, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.


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