Hyderabad, Nov 25: The indefinite strike by more than 48,000 employees of the Telangana State Road Transport Corporation entered the 52nd day on Monday as inconvenience to lakhs of people who depend on the public transport continued.
The striking employees took out rallies and picketed depots and bus stands raising "Save RTC" slogans all over the state with the Joint Action Committee(JAC), which is leading the stir, reiterating that the agitation would continue till the government responded to the JAC demand of ensuring the unconditional joining of duties by the striking employees.
The women employees who sat in silent protest at the Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station had urged the government to invite the union leaders for talks to resolve the crisis since their main demand of merging the corporation with the government was kept in abeyance.
A group of striking employees reached Hayathnagar depot in Rangareddy district and urged the depot officials to allow them to join duties and continued to stage dharna at the depot only to be whisked away by the police.
Meanwhile, reports claim that Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao may convene a Cabinet meeting soon to discuss the move to privatise 5,100 RTC routes in the aftermath of the High Court upholding the recent Cabinet decision in this regard. (UNI)