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Rajasthan Roadways strike: People suffer as low-floor buses stay off road in Jaipur

Police lodged FIR against some protestors. Heavy police force was deployed near Sindhi camp area. Union employees have put up barricades outside Sindhi camp and are stopping the buses who are taking passengers in spite of the strike.

| Updated:
September 17, 2018 11:31 am
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Roadways employees protesting at Sindhi Camp bus stand in Jaipur

Jaipur: The strike of Rajasthan State Roadways Transport Corporation (RSRTC) employees has caused inconvenience to Jaipur residents who rely on public transport such as low-floor buses.

While Roadways union employees have announced to continue with the strike till Tuesday if the government did not respond to their demands, more than 208 low floor buses will not operate in Jaipur on Monday. Roadways employees created ruckus at Sindhi Camp late on Sunday night. Roadways employees in Jodhpur also protested by shouting slogans.

Thousands of people are stuck due to the strike of low-floor buses across the city. Office bearers of an employee’s union tried to operate some of the buses on Sunday night but the drivers opposed and this created a faceoff between the two groups of employees.

Police lodged FIR against some protestors. Heavy police force was deployed near Sindhi camp area. Union employees have put up barricades outside Sindhi camp and are stopping the buses who are taking passengers in spite of the strike.

The decision of a two day long strike was taken by ‘Sanyukt Morcha’ after the meeting with the transport minister Yunus Khan didn’t yield any results on Sunday. The ‘Bhartiya Mazdoor Sangh’ is also supporting the strike.

As per the government officials if the strike continued, the state government will consider imposing RESMA (Rajasthan Essential Services Maintenance Act)
Purchasing new buses, filling up vacancies, implementing the seventh pay commission and benefits for retired employees are among some of the demands.

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

First published: September 17, 2018
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