After the Himachal Pradesh high court acted tough, Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) employees called off strike on Wednesday morning, after which bus services were back on track.
HRTC employees had went on a strike on Tuesday, keeping all the government buses off road, despite the high court’s order on Monday against it. Court also slapped contempt notices on the employees for proceeding on strike despite the court order.
People faced inconvenience till the calling off of the strike as they either had to rely on private buses or walk to reach their destination.
HRTC union leader Khemender Gupta said they received the court order on Tuesday night and held a meeting. “We decided to call off the strike, respecting the court order,” he said.
On Tuesday evening, a meeting was held between principal secretary transport, HRTC officials and employees but no consensus was evolved. High court on Tuesday had directed employees to call of strike by 5pm but the employee union leaders had refused to receive the court order, said HRTC managing director Ashok Tiwari.