Bus service to remain off-road today

Residents in city may face inconvenience on Thursday, as city bus drivers have decided to go on strike.

Though a mild protest was observed by city bus drivers on Tuesday and Wednesday also, they have now threatened to completely disrupt work on Thursday if the authorities fail to release this month's salaries. They gathered near the bus stand workshop on Wednesday and alleged that they were not given their salary this month.

The warned that the salaries should be released as soon as possible as it was becoming difficult for them to make both ends meet.

Paramjit Singh, member of Ludhiana City Bus Employees Union said:  “The state government was promising development for Ludhiana on the one hand, but on the other hand city buses drivers were not even being paid on time.”

“The drivers have not even been given their uniforms so far,” Singh rued.

The members alleged that there was no independent workshop for city buses as a result buses were suffering losses.

There are 50 city buses in Ludhiana and deputy chief minister Sukhbir Badal is supposed to flag off 20 more buses during his visit on November 15.


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