During the Udaipur strike, individuals arriving in the city encountered various challenges. The Udaipur routes saw a mere 40% of its buses in operation, leading to significant disruptions in transportation. Adding to the inconvenience, certain afternoon trains were halted and rerouted to different locations. This further contributed to the disruptions in the usual travel schedules of those relying on train services.
Notably, the Vande Bharat train originating from Jaipur experienced a delay of one and a half hours, compounding the difficulties faced by commuters during this period. The overall impact of these disruptions made it a challenging time for people traveling to and within Udaipur.
Buses in Udaipur maintained regular morning and evening schedules without any issues. However, disruptions occurred in bus services from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM. As a safety measure for passengers, several vehicles were canceled during this timeframe.
Numerous buses traveling on routes connecting Udaipur to destinations such as Jaipur, Chittorgarh, Bhilwara, Pratapgarh, Jodhpur, and others were brought to a halt. Upon receiving information about the suspension of bus services on these routes, upcoming buses scheduled to depart from Udaipur were also stopped, adding to the overall disruption in transportation services.
Hemant Sharma, the Chief Manager of RSRTC Udaipur, clarified that certain buses destined for Udaipur were temporarily halted along their routes. Importantly, neither the buses nor the passengers encountered any harm during this period. As a precautionary measure for passenger safety, buses scheduled for afternoon operations were canceled.
The Vande Bharat train originating from Jaipur to Udaipur, typically departing at 3:45 PM, experienced a delay for security measures and left at 5:15 PM. Similarly, the Jaipur to Udaipur Intercity Express, set to arrive in Udaipur at 2:10 PM, was temporarily halted for 15 minutes at the Kanakpura station near Jaipur. Additionally, Train number 19605, traveling from Madar to Udaipur, was also paused for 15 minutes near Bhilwara.
Source: Rajasthan Patrika