Tumakuru: The union members in the state-owned KSRTC, BMTC, NWKRTC and NEKRTC joined hands to participate in the two-day nation-wide strike. The decision of union members left several daily wage workers who travel from Tumakuru to Bengaluru to earn for a living stranded in Tumakuru KSRTC bus stop as they were no bus facilities available.

Private buses were also not seen on the roads in Tumakuru. According to sources, commuters need to wait till 7pm to board a bus.

On Monday, Karnataka Transport Service Workers Union Association general secretary, Anand, said that drivers, conductors and others working for the transport corporations would gather at Freedom Park in Bengaluru to stand in solidarity and express their support to the parent unions who called for the nationwide strike.

The union members affiliated to the state-owned BMTC, KSRTC, NWKRTC and NEKRTC said that they would take part in the protests, but officials maintain that services will not be affected until the situation remains calm.