Protest by garment factory workers causes major snarls on Bengaluru's Hosur Road

A sudden strike by thousands of garment factory workers against the government's decision to amend Provident Fund rules brought traffic to a standstill for over four hours on the busy Hosur Road in the city.

Last Updated: Apr 18, 2016, 15:41 PM IST

Bengaluru: A sudden strike by thousands of garment factory workers against the government's decision to amend Provident Fund rules brought traffic to a standstill for over four hours on the busy Hosur Road in the city.

Protestors blocked both carriage ways at Bommanahalli Junction at around noon and started shouted slogans against the government.

The police estimates that over 10,000 people had converged at the protest site. Soon, the traffic jam spread to Silkboard Jn, BTM main Road, Madivala Check post, discomforting thousands of commuters.

As many ambulances were also stuck in the jam, the police convinced the protesters to disperse. However, as per the police, a section of the crowd, started to pelt stones at the police, injuring four constables.

 

The police then resorted to a lathi charge to restore order.