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Low floor bus strike partially ends in Jaipur due to rift in employee union

Two low floor buses began their commute on the AC 2 route on Wednesday. More will start running by evening. The public transport is likely to be back to life in the city.

Staff Writer | Updated:
October 10, 2018 2:56 pm
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Jaipur: A few low floor buses have started operating in the city after a 23-day long strike on Wednesday. For now, two low floor buses on AC 2 route have started operating. Nearly 20 more buses are expected to start running on the roads by evening.

The strike was going on for the past 23 days and crippled the public transport service in Jaipur as low-floor buses were not running on the roads.

Two low floor buses began their commute on the AC 2 route on Wednesday. More will start running by evening. The public transport is likely to be back to life in the city once the strike ends completely.

As per sources, there was a rift in the employees union. One section of the union opposed the continuation of the low floor bus strike in Jaipur.

Several supported the decision as the Model code of conduct has been enforced in the state and the action on their demands can’t be taken until the new government is formed.

The drivers were demanding salary hike as per the provisions of 7th pay commission, arrears in dearness allowance and bonus.

The RSRTC employees have ended their strike on Saturday with the enforcement of the model code of conduct in the state but the JCTSL employees continued their strike till Tuesday.

According to JCTSL MD Suresh Ola, the decision on the JCTSL employees’ demands will take place after the new government will be formed. Nothing can be done as the model code of conduct has come into force. More than 2.5 lakh passengers suffered daily during the strike.

First published: October 10, 2018
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