Empty roads greeting us late in the morning is something every one wishes to see but is almost impossible unless it is a bandh. While many of us fret about not being able to go to work or school, not getting required materials due to closed shops, we do not notice the fact that our roads are completely free of traffic.
A nation wide bandh like how its is today will mean there is very little traffic on the roads and almost all traffic lights are yellow. Just imagine a day where you breeze through roads which are usually congested or zipping past traffic signals without worrying about being stopped by the red signal. This is one such day.
So if you happen to enjoy riding your bike or driving your car at a decent speed but haven't been able to do that due to traffic, a bandh is a god given opportunity to do just that. But this does not mean the road becomes your race track. As we said earlier, the traffic signals wont be switched on which means almost everybody will be speeding through them. So one needs to take due diligence while riding. Safety should always be the priority.
A bandh will usually mean petrol bunks will be closed. So always ensure you have sufficient fuel for your trip. If you already know the date of the bandh, pill your fuel tank at least two days in advance. You can avoid waiting for long time at the petrol bunk on the eve of the bandh.
A bandh day will also mean a possibility of people protesting and holding marches. Areas and roads that usually have such events are avoidable. If you are riding a bike, you can as well have company. Ask your friends to join you and a group ride through the city will be more enjoyable.