The joint action committee of Punjab roadways employees carried out a rally at Ludhiana depot against the state transport department for not fulfilling their long-pending demands, on Thursday.
Addressing the rally, depot commissioner Gurumukh Singh said, "The top officials of Punjab roadways held meetings several times in the past, and assured us of fulfilling our demands, but at the time of the implementation of these demands they always delay the process."
He said the merging of debt-free buses into Punjab roadways was one of the most significant issues, while filling the posts lying vacant for years now was another problem.
The unnecessary intervention of political and influential people in deciding the timings and routes of buses was causing losses worth lakhs to the state transport.
The promotion of employees, pending uniforms for years and lack of proper spare parts were some of the issues that had been delayed for long time now.
He warned that if speedy decision was not ensured on the above issues, then they would resort to some strict measures to get their demands fulfilled.
We would conduct a protest at Shahkot against the state transport minister on November 22.