Hyderabad, Nov 26 : Hundreds of employees of the Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) who flocked depots to report for duties after ending the 52 day-old strike on Monday were not allowed to do so but were taken into custody by police in various parts of the state on Tuesday.
The employees flocked the depots after the Joint Action Committee (JAC) had announced the calling off of the indefinite strike and asked the employees to resume duties from Tuesday morning. The arrested employees were shifted to various police stations. Police were deployed in large numbers near depots all over the state.
At many places, woman conductors who had come to report for duty but were refused to do so were seen crying uncontrollably. Reports said in some depots in Nizamabad, woman conductors touched the feet of depot managers to allow them to resume work. The Corporation management, however, asserted that the employees would not be allowed to resume their duties because going on strike or wanting to join duties cannot be at their "whims and fancies".
The Corporation management maintained that further steps would be taken based on the decision of the Labour Commissioner. As things stand, lakhs of daily commuters continued to suffer as the public transport services remained paralysed. Meanwhile, the Cabinet will meet on November 28 to discuss among other issues including the RTC issue. (UNI)