In Jharkhand, banks, mines, trains affected by strike
Ranchi, Feb 20 : A two-day countrywide shutdown called by 11 trade unions Wednesday affected mining, banks and railway services in Jharkhand.
Government and private sector banks remained shut in Ranchi and other parts of the state. Mining activities in Central Coalfield Limited (CCL) and Bharat Coking Coal Limited (BCCL) were affected. The transportation of coal has come to a standstill in many parts of the sate.
"There is a partial impact on coal production in some collieries. In many collieries, production is normal. Coal transportation has been affected partially," Deepak Kumar, Public Relations Officer (PRO) of CCL told IANS.
According to a BCCL official, coal production has been affected in some collieries and the worst affected area of work is coal transportation.
Trains were stopped in Dhanbad, Bokaro and other parts of the state by supporters of the strike.
The worst affected sector was banking. Besides government banks, even private ones were shut.