Pimpri-Chinchwad shuts down
Pimpri-Chinchwad saw a total closure as shops, commercial establishments, educational institutions and public transport remained closed on Thursday.
Pimpri: Pimpri-Chinchwad saw a total closure as shops, commercial establishments, educational institutions and public transport remained closed on Thursday.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone III) Mangesh Shinde said that there was no untoward incident in any part of the city. Roads in Pimpri, Chinchwad, Bhosari, Hinjawadi, Chikhali and other parts of the city remained deserted as most people preferred to stay at home during the bandh.
Many industrial and commercial establishments had declared a holiday in view of the one-day strike.
Employees of some of these establishments have been asked to work on Saturday or Sunday to compensate for the loss of working hours.
The PMPML did not ply its buses in the city. Auto rickshaws too remained off the road during the day, causing hardships for people who needed to travel urgently. Most grocery shops and dairies remained closed since morning. The disruption of milk and other essential supplies was also hit.
There was very little vehicular movement on the otherwise busy Pune-Mumbai Expressway. Two-wheeler rallies were organised in various part. Police had deployed personnel at various strategic locations and traffic circles.