Bus services are expected to be hit on Friday as some BMTC and KSRTC employee unions will join the nationwide strike called by trade unions.
KSRTC and BMTC have not declared any change in schedules; they are likely to take a call based on the situation. Cab services are likely to be operational, while some unions of auto drivers are planning to join the strike.
Manjunath, president, Adarsh Auto Drivers Union, said majority of autos will ply. Metro services will be unaffected. BMRCL has not announced any increase in frequency of services, and station controllers have been asked to monitor the situation. Schools and colleges will remain closed as per circulars issued by the Deputy Commissioner (Urban) of Bengaluru. Essential services are not likely to be hit.
Thirty platoons each of the State Reserve Police and City Armed Reserve as well as 1,000 Home Guards will be deployed, said officials who attended a meeting on Thursday.