BANGALORE (Metro Rail News): Several farmers’ organisations across Karnataka have geared up for a state-wide bandh today to protest against the state government’s Land Reforms Ordinances and Centre’s agriculture Bills.
The bandh is being supported by many labour organisations including the Peace Auto and Taxi Association, Bharath Vehicles drivers’ Union, Ola, Uber and Taxi for Sure Owners and Drivers Association, Lorry Owners Association and others have announced their support to the farmers by halting their services today. The metro services in Bengaluru will function normally with its normal schedule as no such support to the farmers’ agitation has been announced the metro drivers’ associations.
Many farmers in Karnataka are against the ordinances passed by the state government on land and agricultural issues, namely the Karnataka Land Reforms (Amendment) Ordinance 2020, Karnataka Agricultural Produce Marketing (Regulation and Development) (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020. Generally, the metro services are unaffected by such political moves and metro continues to run during such bandhs leaving exceptions.
Although there is no such notification from the metro authorities, it is clear that the services of Namma Metro will remain unaffected today.