Bharat Bandh on Friday 2nd Sep 2016 - How to travel safe?

Barely a month after one Bharath Bandh shut down the country for a whole day, the country is gearing up for one more bandh. 15 crore workers are going on a strike on Friday 2nd Sep 2016 from 6 AM till 6 PM, as both the Left and Right fronts have joined hands and rejected the government's announcements on hiking the minimum wage and other measures.

So what are your options to get around:


  • City buses (BMTC buses): Not running
  • Autos: Not running
  • Call Taxis: Partially running. Check the availability on YoRide app
  • Metro: Likely to run
  • Helpline numbers:
    • BMTC: 1800-425-1663
    • Bangalore Metro:1800-425-12345
    • YoRide Helpline: 09243005600


  • DTC buses: Running
  • DIMTS buses: Running
  • Autos: Not likely to run
  • Delhi Metro: Running
  • Call Taxis: Check the availability on YoRide app

Find more details below:

The national capital New Delhi and the IT capital of the country Bengaluru will be the most affected cities due to the Bharath Bandh. With the road transport corporation, auto drivers and most of the cab driver's decision to stay off road, expect nothing less than a travel nightmare in both these cities.

In Bengaluru, all four of the road transport corporations viz, KSRTC, BMTC, NEKRTC, NWKRTC have decided to go off road. Auto rickshaw and cab drivers affiliated to trade unions that called the bandh have also decided not to get on the road on September 2.

Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation Limited has not yet decided whether to get off the tracks or increase the frequency and number of services to cater the increased demand of the day. BMRCL public relations officer Vasanth Rao said the corporation will take a call after studying the situation. "We will take a decision based on the situation that will prevail on Friday", he said.


In the national capital, the public transport and metro will be working as usual. However, the auto and cab drivers who are members of the 10 trade unions calling for the strike will not be hitting the roads tomorrow. But it should be kept in mind that the last month's Bharat Bandh was worst in Delhi. Transport buses , auto rickshaws, and cabs were pelted with stones and many shops and necessity stores were burned down.

Though the public transport is guaranteed to be a nightmare in both the cities, most of the IT companies, colleges or Government offices have declared it as a working day. That leads the next query ,


“What are the possible ways to travel safely during the Bharath Bandh?”.

In both the cities - train service is less likely to be affected by the Bharath Bandh. 

The only possible options available are:

- Cabs. A good number of cabs are estimated to be on the roads as the demand and surge for cabs will the high on the day.

- Metro service is expected to work as usual. Again, the BMRCL have not yet decided whether they will go on strike with the trade unions or increase service.

- Bike Taxi services will be working as usual as they are not part of the strike by any mean.

- Private Car Pooling. Carpooling services will be a good option to travel tomorrow as private vehicles are completely exempted from the Bharath Bandh.

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