Bandh likely to affect traders and IT firms

ST Correspondent
Thursday, 9 August 2018

Following the Maharashtra Bandh called by Maratha organisations, District Collector Naval Kishore Ram has directed alcohol shops to remain shut on Thursday. Some organisations across the State have chosen to support the Maratha protest and decided not to render their services. 

Pune: Following the Maharashtra Bandh called by Maratha organisations, District Collector Naval Kishore Ram has directed alcohol shops to remain shut on Thursday. Some organisations across the State have chosen to support the Maratha protest and decided not to render their services. 

Ram Kadam of Pune District Motor Goods Transport Association said that goods transport services will not be operating on Thursday and will be supporting the Maratha protest. Because of this, traders from Market Yard are not expecting much trade on Thursday. 

Similarly, after the Maharashtra Bandh, many IT companies have asked their employees to work from home. A press release issued by Hinjawadi Industries Association stated that Metrozip, bus service for IT employees is not likely to operate. 

“The police have suggested the IT Park companies to declare a holiday and work on any weekend. However, other options available are to call in all the employees before 9 am and leave them after 5 pm. Main gates of IT park companies will be kept closed with the deployment of additional security in case of any disturbance outside the gates.”

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