Maharashtra Bandh: Live Updates

Sakal Times
Wednesday, 3 January 2018

4.10 pm: Prakash Ambedkar withdraws Maharashtra Bandh

3.10 pm: No effect on ATP TATA Open. Matches began at the scheduled time of 2.30 pm. Low traffic on Baner road but otherwise peaceful. No protesters whatsoever.

2.33 pm: Miscreants try to enter Pune railway station premises at DRM Office on Raja Bahadur Mill Road. RPF officials present at entry gat

2.30 pm: Approximately 42 BEST buses damaged in Mumbai

2.27 pm: Western Railway shut due to protest at Dadar and Goregaon

1.30 pm: RPF at Pune railway station

4.10 pm: Prakash Ambedkar withdraws Maharashtra Bandh

3.10 pm: No effect on ATP TATA Open. Matches began at the scheduled time of 2.30 pm. Low traffic on Baner road but otherwise peaceful. No protesters whatsoever.

2.33 pm: Miscreants try to enter Pune railway station premises at DRM Office on Raja Bahadur Mill Road. RPF officials present at entry gat

2.30 pm: Approximately 42 BEST buses damaged in Mumbai

2.27 pm: Western Railway shut due to protest at Dadar and Goregaon

1.30 pm: RPF at Pune railway station

1.28 pm: PMPML services tentatively shut down

1.15 pm: Normalcy at FC road although restaurants like Vaishali, Rupali, Wadeshwar and others are closed

12.45 pm: Traffic diverted at chinchwad station and grade separator. Rally at Shivajinagar railway station

12.40 pm: Rally on Paud road as well, most shops are already closed... The protesters were sceaming and making the others close down the shops. 

12.30 pm: Mixed response in Mukund nagar area. Traffic normal on road

12.25 am: Minority community join the fray. Around 200 people from the community proceed twards Ambedkar statue near Pimpri Station. Kondhwa completely closed

12.22 pm: All ST buses of Pune Division. service canceled till the further instructions

12.16 pm: Stone-pelting at grade separator in Pimpri 

12.14 pm: Huge mob gathered at Dnyaneshwar paduka chowk , FC rd & forced to close all shops. Slogans raised. Almost no trafic on street.

12.11 pm: Shops closed at Sangvi, Pimple Gurav, Pimple Nilakh and Pimple Saudagar. Huge mob chanting slogans against Pune guardian minister proceeds from Rasta Peth towards Kasba peth 

11.50 am: Traffic resumes at Dandekar pul. 

11.46 am: Rally in Yerawada, outside Commerzone

11.44 am: All shops in Aundh, Wakad and towards Hinjawadi closed down forcibly.

11.42 am: Procession from Dapodi to Fugewadi, comprising of workers from various parties. 

11.36 am: Yerwada, Vishrantwadi completely shut down. Few vehicles on road. Massive police presence.

11.29 am: Procession from Dandekar pul to Milind Ekbote, who has been accused by Prakash Ambedkar of fomenting trouble at Bhima Koregaon called off and turns towards collector office instead. Huge police presence at Pimpri chowk.

11:02 am: Protests on at Dange Chowk, Pimpri

10:56 am: Thiyya andolan at Dandekar Pul brings traffic to a halt.

10.52 am: Pune-Satara and Pune-Baramati ST buses cancelled

10.42 am:  PMPML bus stoned on Sinhagad Road, Pune

 

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