KSRTC has announced that it will operate all services on Friday when the Popular Front of India has called for a state-wide hartal.
Biju Prabhakar, CMD, KSRTC has directed all units to continue the daily services and ensure the availability of buses to hospitals, airports, and railway stations if necessary.
The unit heads have been directed to seek police help and even make formal requests for protection if needed. The PFI has informed that it will observe a 12-hour hartal beginning 6 am on Friday protesting the nationwide crackdown on its offices by the NIA and other agencies.
Uni exams update
Kerala University, MG University, and Kannur University have postponed all exams that were scheduled to be held on Friday in the wake of the hartal.
Kerala University has also postponed Friday's B.Ed spot allotment to September 25.
No change in PSC exams
Meanwhile, the Kerala Public Services Commission has informed that its exams and service verification will go ahead as scheduled on Friday.
Kerala Police warns arrest
The Kerala Police has said action will be taken on those who attempt to close shops by use of force during the hartal. They will be arrested immediately, the police said in a release.
State police chief Anil Kant has directed district chiefs to prohibit gathering of hartal supporters in public places and to go for preventive custody if needed.
The entire police force will be pressed into action to prevent untoward incidents during the 12-hour hartal, the Kerala Police media cell informed.