No respite for commuters as TSRTC strike enters 22nd day

No respite for commuters as TSRTC strike enters 22nd day

Agency News

Hyderabad, Oct 26 : The indefinite strike by employees of Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) entered 22nd day on Saturday as commuters in the state continued to suffer.

Meanwhile, Communist Party of India leader K Sambasiva Rao began an indefinite fast at Maqdoom Bhavan, headquarters of the state unit of CPI in solidarity with the striking RTC employees.

Former national secretary of CPI Suravaram Sudhakar Reddy, who was among the leaders present at the fast site charged that Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao was trying to dispose off the RTC properties. He said RTC was not a business concern but one providing public transport.
In a welcome development,the corporation management invited leaders of RTC Joint Action Committee, which is spearheading the strike, for talks later today, apparently to resolve the crisis.

As the majority of the RTC fleet continued to remain confined to the depots, thousands of travelling public were being immensely inconvenienced. (UNI)