The Uttarakhand Road Transport Union on Tuesday determined to not run buses to Delhi, Uttar Pradesh over security of passengers throughout Bharat Bandh hours.
Ashok Chaudhary, state common secretary of Uttarakhand Roadways Employees Union, stated that inter-states buses will ply solely after three pm.
“Looking at the safety of passengers during the Bharat Bandh, we decided to not ply buses to Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and other plain areas of the state. There is a chance of violence due to the bandh. We are still monitoring the situation and will start the service after the bandh ends,” stated Chaudhary.
He added that the buses are more likely to depart for various states after 2:30 pm.
“Taxi and private car services were functional in the state but only in the hilly regions. In plain areas like Dehradun, Haridwar, and Udham Singh Nagar there is a chance of violence; so we informed passengers in advance. No one showed up at the bus terminals in the state in the morning hours of Tuesday,” he added.
Meanwhile, Dehradun district administration and police have appealed to individuals to not forcefully shut outlets or different institutions throughout Bharat Bandh.
Dehradun district Justice of the Peace Ashish Shrivastava instructed all the extra district magistrates, deputy district magistrates to take concrete steps to keep up peace of their respective areas.
“No one will be allowed to forcibly disrupt any establishment or means of transportation. If someone voluntarily stops operating their establishment or vehicles, it will be their choice. Apart from this, if anyone tries to forcibly disrupt any establishment or vehicle then legal action will be taken against them,” stated the district Justice of the Peace.