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Roadways strike gives no sign of relenting

punjab Updated: Nov 14, 2013 20:04 IST
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The resolute of the striking employees hardly seemed to be caving in as no buses plied on the second day of the two-day state wide strike called to press for cancellation of bus permits to private players.

Commuters bore the brunt on Thursday also as protesters staged a dharna here on the second consecutive day.

Passengers contemplating long-distance travel had to either rely on trains or cancel their journey. Private transport buses, jeeps and maxi-cab were seen fleecing passengers at will.

Renu Devi, a house-wife, said: "It was very urgent for me to reach Delhi to pay a visit to an ailing relative of mine, but due to no roadways bus available, I had to cancel my trip."

Rohtak bus depot general manager Joginder Singh said that the depot earns around Rs 10 lakh on daily basis, roughly putting the loss at Rs 20 lakh to the department due to the ongoing strike.

Heavy police force remained deployed on the bus stand to avoid any untoward situation.