October 4, 2005

Airport Road comes to a grinding halt(because of stupid idiots)


Bangalore: Traffic on Airport Road near ISRO junction went out of gear during peak hours on Monday morning.
   The traffic jam happened between 9 am and 11 am when Kannada Rakshana Vedike activists staged a protest demanding employment to Kannadigas in ITBT companies. (why the f**k can't they go and cry about this in their villages? Stupid villagers)
   People heading towards IT Corridor and Airport were hit by the two-hour protest. As a result, traffic came to halt between Domlur and Airport.
   “A large number of people were complaining about missing flights and not reaching their offices on time,” a traffic policeman said. The activists shouted slogans asking IT companies to employ Kannadigas on priority basis or “quit Bangalore”.
‘Police must act’: “Police cannot remain mute spectators to road blockades on important roads like Airport Road. They should initiate action against those who block roads without any fear,” said an angry commuter.
   “The police should learn a lesson from the recent Supreme Court judgment wherein it asked Shiv Sena and BJP to pay Rs 20 lakh compensation for organising Mumbai bundh,” another road user who missed his Mumbai flight, said.
IBM treads cautiously
Saturday, IBM India took precautionary measures to ensure safety of its clients and staff working at its campus on the Koramangala Intermediate Ring Road on Monday.
   Most employees received a mail requesting them to report to work early. However, some who did not manage to access the mails on Sunday ended up reporting to duty at usual hours.
   “We got a mail from our head asking me to report to work very early and some of us were there at 6.45 am. Nothing untoward happened. But these measures are being taken only to ensure employee safety,” an IBM employee said.
   “It is sad to see IT companies operate under fear psychosis of being attacked. Actually, it is unfair to even make them go through such an experience,” an industry official said after hearing IBM’s proactive measures.
   While the police provided additional security throughout the day, IBM ensured all vehicles were parked in the basement. “The company strengthened all access points to the facility on Monday. No visitors were allowed for most of the day and work was not affected,” another IBM employee said.
   After staging protest demanding jobs for Kannadigas at Infosys on Tuesday, Kannada Rakshana Vedike held a similar protest in front of IBM on Saturday. 

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