Although the bandh called by Fatorda Development Committee under the leadership of Camilo Baretto evoked poor response, the nearly 200 odd motorcycle rally was impressive.
The bandh was called to demand immediate shifting of all scrap yards from Fatorda area which according to the authorities cannot be done as the trade zones have not been demarcated in Goa.
Most of the shops remained open with the owners claiming that they were not informed about the bandh and in fact some of the activists of Fatorda Development Committee were even seen patronizing some of them.
Joseph Vaz, councilor representing Ward No. 1 from Fatorda however dismissed the exercise as a political gimmick and questioned Camilo why he did not initiate the process earlier when his wife was a counillor.