TSRTC strike enters 41st day today, commuters continue to suffer

TSRTC strike enters 41st day today, commuters continue to suffer

Agency News

Hyderabad, Nov 14 : More than 48,000 employees of the Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) continued their indefinite strike for the 41st day on Thursday as lakhs of hapless people left to fend for themselves.

The striking employees continued their different forms of protests including staging pickets before depots not allowing buses from coming out besides holding processions. Mahabubabad observed a near total bandh called by the striking employees to protest against the suicide by RTC driver Naresh on Thursday. Shops and other establishments remained closed and the roads were almost deserted in the town.

Reports said, in all districts in the state, the striking employees took out rallies, staged pickets opposing the attitude of the government towards the crisis. It may be mentioned that the government had already expressed unwillingness to accept the High Court's suggestion to set up a high-powered committee comprising three former Supreme Court judges to resolve the crisis.

Meanwhile, the Court will resume on Monday further hearing on a petition over the Cabinet decision to permit private operators to ply buses on 5,100 RTC routes. While hearing on the petition last week, the HC had restrained the government from going ahead with its decision to privatise RTC routes. (UNI)