The first thing I saw today after I woke up in the evening about 3:30 pm is an SMS from Transport team. Summary: “Cabs are on strike. Commute on your own to work”. We did have some information about this “bandh” for a few days now but we weren’t sure if it’s gonna start today or tomorrow. Or, rather, whether we would stop receiving services from today or tomorrow. SMS was a confirmation. Taking our own car/ bike to work is not a problem – except I think the risk level is more when coming home in the morning after a hard night’s work.
The other side of the story: I switched on the TV to check the update on the on going fuel price hike move. Petrol Rs 5. Uff! Bad timing it really is. I guess I have my car tank upto 85% now. But still – both (bandh and hike) at the same time is really a bad timing. I’d better go to Venezuela – someone tell me where this country is. I am not sure of the geographical location but I do know that petrol is INR 2.12 per litre. How kool!
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