Belagavi: Since the state government withdrawn buses from the road and educational institutions declared a holiday, the Bharat Bandh in the district assessed as ‘Success’. However, commercial establishments, state government offices, financial institutions, courts, private setups functioning normally.Many auto rickshaws remained off the roads. The Belagavi depot has not run out its single bus which to take up a fresh journey and allowed the buses reached and to go to further destinations. The buses from Maharashtra and Goa also not arrived. Only the long – route buses arrived in the early morning.
Though supporting the bandh, the banks functioning normally, however, BSNL staff are on strike. There are complaints from commuters that auto rickshaws on road charging more than regular fair. For a special trip, drivers charging double and sharing trips for about 50% extra.