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Saturday, 17 November 2012

Bal Thackeray - No more

8:22 pm: No taxis to ply across Mumbai but autos may ply depending on the situation, reports say.
8:13 pm: Gurdwaras all over Mumbai are open for everyone. Langar and stayover will be provided till the situation is normal.
8:00 pm: Many Mumbai cable operators are showing only news channels on their networks.
Thousands of Shiv Sainiks have gathered outside Bal Thackeray's residence Matoshree.
7:53 pm: BEST pulls out 272 AC buses from the roads while one lakh autos and 30,000 taxis disappear from streets of Mumbai after news of Bal Thackeray's death came in.
7:49pm: The prepaid counter at the domestic and international airports in Mumbai shut down.
7:40 pm: The Brihan Mumbai Electric Supply & Transport (BEST) curtails its bus operations following a stone pelting in Ghatkopar.
7:30 pm: The Mumbai Police advised people to stay at home after the death of party chief Bal Thackeray, who breathed his last at 3.30 pm on Saturday. The police issued an advisory which said, "Citizens should only step out of houses only is there is an emergency. Avoid Western Express Highway. Certain restrictions on traffic movements in the city especially from Bandra to Dadar. Only essential travel/commute is advised. An appeal is made to people to maintain calm and peace."
7:15 pm: Thousands of Shiv Sainiks have gathered outside Thackeray's residence Matoshree. Traffic around Kalanagar comes to a halt.
7:09 pm: Shops in several areas shut down as the news of Thackeray's death spread. People were stranded in several areas as many taxis and auto rickshaws also went off road.

Source: IBN-live


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