Mumbai: Extending support to social activist Anna Hazare over the Lokpal Bill issue, Mumbai's famous
dabbawalas (lunch-box carriers) have said there would be no service on August 16 - the day he proposes to start his hunger strike.
"We support Anna Hazare in his fight for a strong Lokpal Bill. On August 16, when Annaji would go on a fast, we have decided to show our support by asking our customers not to give tiffins for delivery," said the president of Mumbai Jeevan Dabbawala Association, Sopan Mare.
About 4,500-5,000 dabbawalas transport some 2,00,000 homemade lunch packs everyday across Mumbai.
"We will meet our customers next week in this regard. However, it is upto the customers whether they want to extend support by not giving tiffin boxes on August 16," he said.
The dabbawalas had also supported yoga guru Ramdev in his fight against corruption.