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Roadways employees hold 'complete' strike in Ambala, 206 buses remain off-road

chandigarh Updated: Jan 20, 2014 20:24 IST
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Haryana Roadways Worker's Union leaders have claimed that the strike was 'successful' in the district as no bus made entry or exit from the cantonment and city bus stands on Monday.

However, the strike was peaceful and no untoward incident has been reported.

Sources said a large number of employees had gathered at the gate of roadways depot early in the morning and the buses had not been operated.

Haryana Roadways Worker's Union members were seen shouting slogans for their demands.

"As many as 206 buses depart for different destinations daily but today all buses remained stranded inside the workshop,"a union member said.

Heavy rush of the commuters was seen at the bus stands and the private vehicles and taxi owners were the only resort for the commuters as the buses of other state roadways were over crowded.

Deputy commissioner Makrand K Pandurang claimed that the administration was able to run 22 buses for various destinations and the situation was normal in the district adding that alternate modes of transport were also provided to the commuters.

He said in view of government employees proposed strike from January 21 to 23, the essential services would be maintained and the law and order situation would not be allowed to be disturbed.

Roadways general manager (GM) Ravinder Pathak said the depot would suffer `15 lakh loss per day and in four days the loss would be above Rs 60 lakh.

The employees demanded end of contractual system, outsourcing of work, regularisation of part-time employees, filling of vacant posts and the cancellation of permit to private operators.