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Rajasthan Roadways buses strike to impact over 20 lakh passengers

The strike is being supported by various employees unions who held three rounds of negotiations over various demands of Rajasthan Roadways employees.

| Updated:
July 24, 2018 4:48 pm
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Jaipur: More than 4500 Rajasthan Roadways buses will go on strike for two days starting from 12.01 am on Wednesday. After the talks with RSRTC administration failed, the employees unions have decided to go on strike. It will likely put under pressure other modes of transport in the state including railways.

The strike is being supported by various employees unions who held three rounds of negotiations over various demands of Rajasthan Roadways employees. When these meetings didn’t produce any results, the strike was announced, according to office bearers of the employees’ organizations.

Rajasthan Roadways buses won’t carry passengers from 12.01 am on July 25, according to reports. The strike will continue for two days till midnight on July 26. The employees’ unions warned that it could be extended if the demands of Roadways employees were not met.

Nearly 11 lakh passengers travel in 4800 buses run by RSRTC daily, generating revenue of Rs 5.32 crore.

RSRTC administration was however hopeful that the strike won’t be successful.

“Rajasthan Roadways employees who don’t want to participate in the strike will be extended every possible to carry out their duties,” said a RSRTC official.

First published: July 24, 2018
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