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J&K State Road Transport Corporation calls off strike after 5 days

chandigarh Updated: Aug 08, 2012 17:32 IST

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The Jammu and Kashmir, State Road Transport Corporation (SRTC) employees called off their five-day old strike with immediate effect, keeping in view the eid-ul-fitr and other festivals.


About 4000 employees went on an indefinite strike on August 3, grounding around 1200 vehicles, affecting winter supply to Ladakh and other far flung areas, bus service to Delhi, Jammu and other places besides educational institutions.

They were protesting against government proposal to construct ' Tahzeeb Mahal' at Tourist Reception Centre (TRC) at SRTC prime land.

During a meeting with the corporation management, president of the SRTC employees Wajahat said, "We were informed that government has now allocated a portion of the TRC land for SRTC operation.

The government also agreed to speed up the work on new SRTC stand at Nowgam near the Railway station for which 20 kanals of land has already been identified.

Wajahat said in view of Eid and other festivals, including Janamashtami, they decided to call off the strike with effect from Wednesday afternoon.

However, he warned that if their demands were not met till August 20, they will again go on stike.