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Maratha bandh evokes good response, internet suspended in Pune

Ola, Uber cabs go off roads, security stepped up by police

Mumbai.

Security has been stepped up across Maharashtra following a sit-in agitation called by the Maratha Kranti Morcha, a splinter organisation, today over the reservation demand.

Aggregator cabs like Ola and Uber are unavailable in most places as most drivers are not operating out of fear of being targeted during bandh.

There are few cabs on road but the wait time for cabs is 20 minutes at many places and there is surge price of upto 2x.

Buses of Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation, not plying as a precautionary measure in Pune.

All departments and affiliated colleges of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad will remain closed today in view of the bandh.

Security has been beefed up in Maharashtra as Sakal Maratha Samaj, an umbrella body of Maratha groups has called for a state-wide bandh on Thursday over reservation issue.

Addressing the media, a leader of the Sakal Maratha Samaj, Amol Jadhavrao said that the state-wide bandh would be observed in a peaceful manner from 8 am to 6 pm. However, Navi Mumbai has been kept out of the Bandh’s purview.

Internet services have been suspended in 7 tehsils of Pune district- Shirur, Khed, Baramati, Junnar, Maval, Daund and Bhor, as a precautionary measure.

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