The Punjab Roadways Joint Action Committee on Monday staged a dharna outside the district administration complex and raised slogans against the state government for altering schedule of buses.
The committee comprises various roadways unions that are active in the state. Over 250 representatives, including drivers, conductors and other staff, of all 18 depots in Punjab took part in the protest. They accused the government of bias towards private firms.
Union members alleged the Badal family had changed the time table of roadways buses and allocated slots to private buses owned by them in Hoshiarpur.
“They have allocated 712 minutes of our time to a private firm just because we didn’t have enough buses to run during that time,” said union workers, alleging the roadways was suffering loss because of this.
The union members are demanding action against the Regional Transport Authority (RTA) for changing the time schedule. The Punjab Roadways employees also plan to hold a strike.