|Statewide bandh affects life partially in Sivakasi|
17th September 2016
Statewide bandh affects life partially in Sivakasi
Normal life was partially affected in Sivakasi town on Friday following a state-wide 12-hour bandh called by Sivakasi traders bodies. Almost 80 per cent of the shops, commercial establishments and service centres remained closed throughout the day. Fireworks units in Sivakasi remained closed throughout the day. However, schools, colleges and offices remained open, in Sivakasi.Though private buses kept off the road, transport was not affected as government buses plied as usual. Transport services like auto-rickshaws, private buses, fuel outlets did not function on Friday owing to the shutdown strike called for demanding Cauvery river water and protested against attacks on Tamils and their property in Karnataka.