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Hello It's Thursday , February 21 , 2013

What’s off

Banks and ATMs: Banks will remain closed for the second consecutive day on Thursday as the United Forum of Bank Unions has joined the industrial strike to press for wage hike. ATMs will work till they run out of money. They will not be refilled on Thursday.

What’s on

Emergency services like medicine shops, ambulances, milk vans, vehicles of electricity distribution companies. Writers’ Buildings. Airport: Flight operations will be normal. Volvo and taxi services at airport: West Bengal Surface Transport will operate its Volvo buses to and from the airport according to schedule. Taxis, too, will be available at the airport like on a normal day. Railways: All trains to run on schedule. Metro Rail hopes to stick to the weekday service of 270 trips with the first train leaving from either end at 7am and the last at 9.45pm. Taxi: All 30,000 are expected to ply. nBuses: 1,200 state buses and 8,000 private buses (including 800-odd minibuses) will ply in the city. Schools: Most city schools will remain open on Thursday. Liquor shops: Will remain open, though owners have warned they will down shutters if there is any trouble. Police arrangements: Calcutta police, like on Wednesday, will deploy 5,000 personnel on city roads. Anyone forced to join the strike can dial 100 or call the Lalbazar control room at 22143230. he Bidhannagar police commissionerate, too, will make special arrangements. Those forced to stay away from work can call Bidhannagar police helpline at 9051213100. Sector V: Offices will remain open. South City Mall, City Centre (Salt Lake and New Town), and Forum to stay open. Insignia 2013, at St. Xavier’s College, with The Telegraph, 11am. Environment Partnership Summit, organised by Indian Chamber Of Commerce, Hyatt Regency Calcutta, 10am. Inauguration of Volkswagen Group Academy, a tie-up with JIS Group, Dr Sudhir Chandra Sur Engineering College, 2pm.