Strike in Delhi: City faces mild disruptions
According to experts, this will result in spike in prices of vegetable in Delhi in the coming two-three days.
“Strike effected the movement of trucks in the NCR which means that the truck bringing in vegetables to mandis were not able to come. So, there will be short supply of vegetables in the Capital which in turn means that the prices of vegetables will rise in two or three days,” said Rajendra Sharma, former chairman of Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee (APMC). “Moreover, many of the salaried labourers at various mandis of Delhi did not show up for work in solidarity with the strike. This also brought the functioning of the mandis to its knees,” he added.
The strike also affected commuters, with autorickshaws and other public vehicles off the roads. As public transport was not available, passengers, particularly those using transportation like Metros, had a harrowing time reaching their destinations. Schools recorded thin attendance of students while government as well as private sector employees also had tough time reaching offices. Agitators disrupted train services in and around the city.
The call for nation-wide strike against the alleged “anti-labour” policies of the Union Government had an impact on the Gurgaon-Manesar-Bawal industrial region as well as Noida and Greater Noida. It was mostly the automobile companies — there are an estimated 1,500 small, medium and large automobile factories in this industrial region — that remained affected due to the strike, whereas it was business as usual for more than 2,500 garments and pharmaceutical companies in Gurgaon. Noida and Greater Noida, which have dozens of industrial sectors, saw protests and shutting down of industrial units. The unions also staged protests at district administration offices in NCR towns.