Security: Policemen with mobile vans will be posted at various key intersections across the city, in the wake of the 24-hour strike called by the SUCI and supported by the Trinamul Congress. The agitators will protest hikes in medical education fees, vehicular tax and power tariff.
Flights: Indian Airlines will operate all domestic and international flights, except the Calcutta-Jaipur-Ahmedabad flight, said Indian Airlines officials. Four international flight operators and private domestic operators will also go by their schedules. Security has been tightened in and around the airport.
Transport: The state government has announced that local and long-distance buses will ply as usual. The CSTC will run additional vehicles. Launches will also operate. Private bus and minibus operators say they will ply their vehicles but may withdraw services in case of major disturbances.
Metro: Metro Railway will run as per schedule. Policemen will be deployed at various stations to ensure that commuters are not harassed.
Trains: Local and long-distance trains will operate as per schedule and no train has been cancelled as yet, say Eastern and South Eastern Railway officials. However, officials cannot assure timely plying of trains, in case bandh supporters block the tracks.
Government offices: All state and central government offices, including Writers’ Buildings and the New Secretariat, will remain open.
Banks: Nationalised banks will remain open, but officials say they may shut down if trouble breaks out.
Emergency services: Milk supply, newspapers, fire brigade, ambulance, medical institutions, power supply, water supply, crematoria and emergency work at the Calcutta Municipal Corporation.
What’s off Exams: Calcutta University has cancelled its examinations slated for the day.