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Bus services affected, shops closed in Mumbai following Maharashtra bandh call against Lakhimpur killings

Mumbai, October 11

Bus services were affected in Mumbai and neighbouring areas on Monday and most of the shops and commercial establishments remained closed in the wake of the bandh called across Maharashtra by three partners in the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government to protest against the killing of four farmers in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri district.

As buses of the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST- the transport undertaking of the city civic body) and many of the traditional ‘black-yellow cabs’ remained off the roads, there were huge crowds on suburban railway stations to commute by local trains, which were running as per schedule.

The three ruling allies – Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress – have appealed to people to wholeheartedly support the bandh, which began at midnight, to express their solidarity with farmers.

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