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Kolkata Public Transport Strike

Kolkata wore a deserted look today as private buses, minibuses and autorickshaw operators went on an indefinite strike after their meeting with the West Bengal government on a high court order banning 15-year-old vehicles in the city failed.

While the taxis are likely to return on the roads tomorrow, bus and minibus operators have threatened to continue the strike “indefinitely” unless they were financially helped by the state government to phase out the old vehicles.