Low floor bus strike yet to end, public transport in Jaipur crippled
Despite all the efforts by the administration, the operation of low floor buses remained stalled in Jaipur on Thursday.
Last Updated: October 11, 2018, 9:50 pm
Jaipur: Despite all the efforts by the administration, the operation of low floor buses remained stalled in Jaipur on Thursday. Low floor buses again came to a halt on Thursday even after it seemed that the strike ended partially on Wednesday. The low floor bus strike by the Jaipur City Transport Services Limited (JCTSL) employee’s union continued for 25th day. Sixteen low floor buses started operating in the city after a 23-day long strike on Wednesday. According to the information, JCTSL’s low floor buses were supposed to operate from Harmada Bus stop of the city at 6:00 am on Thursday. But, no low floor bus out of 250 buses functioned. More than 1000 JCTSL employees are protesting at Harmada bus depot of the city. As reported earlier, The JCTSL administration suspended 15 employees on Wednesday for staging a protest even after the enforcement of model code of conduct in the state. The administration of JCTSL hired 16 new conductors and drivers and operated low floor buses in the city on Wednesday. The JCTSL administration issued a notice to the union employees to stop the protest after the enforcement of the model of conduct on October 9. But, the drivers continued their strike. The administration suspended 15 employees for violating the notice. The model code of conduct was implemented in Rajasthan on October 9 but the employees of JCTSL did not end their strike. The strike has been going on for the past 25 days. The strike has crippled the public transport service in Jaipur as low-floor buses are still not running on the roads. The JCTSL drivers are demanding salary hike as per the provisions of 7th pay commission, arrears in dearness allowance and bonus.
First published: October 11, 2018