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Rajasthan Roadways strike: 4500 buses not to operate from midnight today

The Rajasthan Roadways employees alleged that the government had failed to implement the announcements made by the Roadways administration after the previous strike.

| Updated:
September 16, 2018 3:46 pm
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Jaipur: Nearly 4500 buses of Rajasthan State Roadways Transport Corporation (RSRTC) will not operate in the state as the employees unions have announced a strike from midnight on Sunday. Nearly 9,000 employees will go on strike in support of their demands. This is the fourth strike by Rajasthan Roadways employees in the past five years. The state government officials warned that RESMA might be imposed.

The Rajasthan Roadways employees alleged that the government had failed to implement the announcements made by the Roadways administration after the previous strike. The employees unions have been agitating for the past 15 days. The union leaders have observed indefinite fast, but the administration didn’t approach them for negotiations. They alleged that they are not left with no other option than going on a strike.

Purchasing new buses, filling up vacancies, implementing the seventh pay commission and benefits for retired employees are among some of the demands.

Nearly 10 lakh passengers travel in Rajasthan Roadways buses every day. The strike will likely throw the transport system out of gear. The government will also suffer losses of crores of rupees.

First published: September 16, 2018
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