Hope visitors to Mumbai are staying tuned into the news of a strike called by the opposition parties on Monday, July 05.
Do stay tuned into the news and take local advice about travel. We will be taking a call in the morning about going out.
The good bit is that the Maharashtra Government is a Congress one - the same party as at the Centre. They have promised that trains and buses will run with security and there will be a strong police presence in the city.
The bad bit is that some of the people supporting the strike have a history of violence. Taxi and auto drivers are particularly vulnerable targets. Taxis are going to be off the roads and autos at least in the morning. Even if you do not get caught up in any violence you may not have transport.
If it rains heavily, train services could be affected too.