Udupi: Udupi distirct turned to be near total in response to nationwide day long strike called by various trade unions to oppose the NDA government anti – labour policies. Most of shops and business establishments were shut down and thousands of employees joined the strike with public and private sector establishments at Udupi city.
The local city buses, long service buses and most of the auto rickshaws are also off the roads. Most of the schools and colleges remained closed on account of general strike of trade unions.
Fish vendors remained open at Santhekatte, Kallianpur and most of the shops remained open at Santhekatte and surrounding areas.
Traffic at Santhekatte Highway 66 junction was rather little less. The National Highway 66 too missed the usual hustle and bustle with absence of private and government buses but private vehicles and trucks were on the road.
Altogether, the strike affected normal life till afternoon at Santhekatte, Kallianpur. The joint committee of trade unions like Centre of Indian Trade Unions, All India Trade Union Congress, the Insurance Employees Union, Bank Employees Union, National Federation of Postal Employees, National Federation of Telecom Employees, Building Construction Labour Union and other labour unions called the nationwide strike.
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