Thiruvananthapuram : The dawn-to-dusk hartal Sabarimala Karma Samithi has now become near-total after BJP extended its support. The upgradation has brought state transporter KSRTC at several places of conflict, KSRTC officials that services were possible only under police protection.
Several passengers who boarded buses have been left stranded owing to KSRTC pulling over at points with aggressive party workers flagging them down. Many commuters learnt of the hratal only after commencing their journeys .
As of now, all KSRTC services except those between Erumeli to Pampa have stopped.
Science fests scheduled to be held in various districts have been postponed. Wayanad district school Arts festival has postponed to Sunday. Similarly the Sugama Hindi examinations conducted by Kerala Hindi Prachar Sabha and all classes scheduled by the distance education department of Kerala university have been postponed.