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Lucknow, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, Jaipur, Rajasthan India
By newspoint
22 Feb 2013

With autos and taxis off the roads and buses packed to capacity, commuters in Kanpur, Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) and Jaipur (Rajasthan) had a harrowing time as the two-day nationwide strike called by various trade unions began Wednesday.
Normal life was disrupted across Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan of the two-day shut down. City roads in the state capital wore a deserted look as 250 city buses pulled out of regular services and took part in the Shutdown. Auto rickshaws also kept off the roads. With the Uttar Pradesh State Roadways Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) employees taking part in the strike, the 10,000-odd government-run buses too stayed off the roads.
The shutdown was total in, Jaipur Kanpur, Lucknow, Major markets in the cites were deserted, and operations at post offices and state-run banks were disrupted.
Protester (Byte in Hindi)
"11 unions of all over India held a nationwide strike. We have done strike as we are fed up with the government's indifferent attitude towards us," News Agency : News Point TV
Shooting Location : Kanpur, Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh, India) , Jaipur (Rajasthan, India)
Publishing Time: 22nd February, 2013
Length: 9::12
Video Size : 783.8 MB
Language : Hindi

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New Delhi, India
By newspoint
22 Feb 2013

The 2 day general strike called by 11 trade unions began Wednesday and has had an effect in several estates of the nation. 

Commuters in the city faced hardships as a section of auto-rickshaws and taxis remained off the road in support of the two-day nationwide strike. 

Office-goers suffered the most as most auto-rickshaw and taxi drivers either refused or overcharged. Passengers at major railway stations and bus stands remained stranded or had to shell out more cash to reach their destinations. 

Five major auto-rickshaw and taxi unions have announced that they will join the strike to demand a hike in auto and taxi fares. 

Although Metro services were not affected by the strike, bus services were partially hit by the strike as a number of bus unions, including a section of Delhi Transport Corporation employees, have also extended support to the strike. 

Long queues were seen at Metro stations and bus stands as they remained the only viable option for people to commute. 

Normal banking operations were hit as employees of public sector banks went on a two-day strike in response to a call given by central trade unions to press for wage hike in the backdrop of rising inflation. 

Apprehending disruption in their normal banking operations, many banks had already informed their customers about the proposed strike. 

The bank strike is part of a general strike call given by 11 central trade unions including Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC), All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC), Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS), Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) and All India United Trade Union Centre. 

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Harish Arora (Byte in Hindi)
“Protester besieged many place. There is no Auto rickshaw. We have traveled in metro. There is lots of crowd. It was very pain full.” Metro Passenger (Byte in Hindi)
“Everybody is suffering to inflation in India” Coolie Union Member (Byte in Hindi)

“We are from Maharashtra and now going Janter Mater for the Protest. We have some demand. we want keep our demand front of government.”

Anshu Auto Rickshaw Driver (Byte in Hindi)

“We have done Auto rickshaw Strike. Our demand is no being fulfill ”

News Agency : News Point TV
Shooting Location : Delhi, (India)
Publishing Time: 22nd February, 2013
Length: 4:52
Video Size : 1.45 MB
Language : Hindi

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By Nikolas Georgiou
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Unemployment exceeding 55% makes young protesters clash with riot police on a general strike day. Teargas, petrol boms and flash granades make the city look as a warzone.