Bandh disrupts manufacturing, movement of cargo
New Delhi, July 5 (PTI) Commercial activities in BJP and the Left ruled states came to a standstill and road transport was thrown out of gear by the nation-wide bandh called by the opposition against the hike in fuel prices, industry said.
“Commercial and economic activities in major parts of the country have come to a halt,” industry body Assocham said, adding manufacturing activities have also been affected in several states, including Gujarat, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Kerala, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Uttrakhand and Himachal Pradesh.
“Attendance in commercial organisations is very thin,” Assocham Secretary General D S Rawat said.
A spokesperson of an export promotion council said that the strike affected normal business activities and also impeded movement of export cargo.