Bus services in Haryana returned to normalcy from Tuesday morning after employee unions of Haryana Roadways called off their strike.
Reports said that buses were plying in Karnal, Kurukshetra, Panipat and adjoining districts. Haryana Roadway general manager (Karnal) Jai Pal Rana said all buses were plying as per the schedule. “Employees are joining their duties since morning. Also, newly appointed bus drivers will join work from today,” he said.
However, employees of various departments of the state government — including power, irrigation, public health engineering and health — associated with Sarv Karamacgari Sangh are going on a three-day strike from Tuesday.
Authorities in various districts have chalked out plans to ensure public services are not hit. Vikas Yadav, deputy commissioner of Karnal, said the administration had made arranged power generators to ensure uninterrupted services at hospitals and water supply to residential areas.
He said that “no work, no pay” formula would be applied to ensure employees attend offices. Police have beefed up security at important establishments and warned protesting employees of strict action if rules are violated. “We have hired private videographers to maintain an eye on the protesting employees. Anyone found forcing a section of government employees not to attend their duties would be booked,” said Karnal superintendent of police Shashank Anand.