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Farmers’ India bandh today, know from bank, transport to what will be affected?

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The Bharat Bandh called by the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), a coalition of farmer unions, began at 6 am on Monday to mark the first anniversary of the enactment of three agricultural laws. The body of over 40 farmers’ unions has assured that the 10-hour Bharat Bandh will be implemented in a voluntary and peaceful manner. SKM has issued guidelines and urged everyone to join the strike.

What will remain closed during Bharat Bandh?

SKM said that all government and private offices, schools and other educational institutions, shops, industries and commercial establishments as well as public events will remain closed across the country during the Bharat Bandh.

Who will get the discount?

All emergency establishments and essential services including hospitals, medical stores, relief and rescue operations and those attending to personal and medical emergencies will be allowed to function.

Will public and private transport be allowed?

Public and private transport will not be allowed to ply on the roads. However, emergency services including ambulance and fire services will be allowed to function. Bus services of Odisha State Road Transport Corporation (OSRTC) will remain suspended during the nationwide strike.

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Will banks be affected?

The All India Bank Officers’ Confederation has extended its support to the call for Bharat Bandh and said that it will join the farmers’ protest in solidarity.

Will there be protest rallies?

The Central Trade Union will organize a protest rally at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi at 11 am on Monday. Several bar associations and local units of the All India Lawyers Association have also extended their support to the Bharat Bandh.

Has the police issued any advisory?

Haryana Police on Sunday issued an advisory saying people may face traffic jams on various roads and highways of the state during the Bharat Bandh. Delhi Police has deployed additional personnel and intensified patrolling along the border areas of the national capital. Delhi Police tweeted on Monday that the movement of vehicles from Uttar Pradesh towards Ghazipur border of the state adjoining the national capital has been stopped.

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