Lonavala: Life remained peaceful in this Maharashtra hill station snuggling in the Western Ghats despite a Shiv Sena-sponsored shutdown against two Pakistanis participating in reality TV show "Bigg Boss", the police said on Monday.
Road and rail traffic on the Mumbai-Pune sector remained unaffected as the shutdown was restricted to the hill station that has a population of around 40,000, a police official from the Lonavala control room said.
Tight security was in place in the entire hill station, the main town square, Bhushi Dam, the approach-exit roads to the Mumbai-Pune Expressway and the old Mumbai-Pune highway, besides other important locations in the town whose economy is fuelled by tourism.
The Shiv Sena has called for a shutdown to protest the inclusion of two Pakistani participants in the ongoing "Bigg Boss 4" show on Colors television channel, a party official said....more
01:06 PM, Oct 11, 2010