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School bus operators protest outside Ludhiana DC office, seek monetary relief

The protesters said there were over 3,300 bus operators in the city who were struggling financially after the lockdown imposed in March due to the Covid-19 outbreak
Members of School Bus Operators’ Welfare Association protesting against the state government outside the deputy commissioner’s office in Ludhiana on Tuesday. They have threatened to intensify their protests if their demands are not met.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Members of School Bus Operators’ Welfare Association protesting against the state government outside the deputy commissioner’s office in Ludhiana on Tuesday. They have threatened to intensify their protests if their demands are not met.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Updated on Sep 08, 2020 11:04 PM IST
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Covid-hit private bus operators demand relief from Delhi government

The association represents contract carriage and all India tourist bus operators catering to schools, offices, national and multinational companies and tourists.
Domestic and international tourism is at a standstill due to the pandemic and hence there is no earning for tourist buses as well.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Domestic and international tourism is at a standstill due to the pandemic and hence there is no earning for tourist buses as well.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Published on Aug 06, 2020 01:56 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

Despite relaxations, buses run with 50% passengers in Ludhiana

With a notification awaited from the state department, operators have not been allowed to run buses at full capacity
Buses are running at half the capacity at Ludhiana ISBT despite government easing restrictions.(Gurpreet Singh/Hindustan Times)
Buses are running at half the capacity at Ludhiana ISBT despite government easing restrictions.(Gurpreet Singh/Hindustan Times)
Published on Jun 29, 2020 11:47 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | ByHarsimran Singh Batra, Ludhiana

Bengal private bus operators demand fare hike due to diesel price hike, Covid restrictions

Various private bus operators’ associations in West Bengal last week met an expert committee set up by the state government to discuss demands made by them, including a fare hike, for the survival of the private passenger transport business.
The WBTC is, at present, plying buses in 135 routes in the city and the suburbs, the official said.(PTI)
The WBTC is, at present, plying buses in 135 routes in the city and the suburbs, the official said.(PTI)
Published on Jun 23, 2020 05:58 PM IST
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Kolkata | ByPress Trust of India

Long-distance bus operators to run vehicles on Kolkata routes

Though some local private bus operators have recommenced services in Kolkata since last week, the number of vehicles on the roads is less than normal, causing trouble to commuters, they said.
The long-distance bus operators have hailed it as a ‘win-win’ situation for both the state transport department and them.(PTI)
The long-distance bus operators have hailed it as a ‘win-win’ situation for both the state transport department and them.(PTI)
Published on Jun 14, 2020 04:05 PM IST
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Kolkata | ByPress Trust of India

No end to commuters’ woes in Bengal as limited number of buses hit streets

Private bus operators claimed that the number of vehicles operated in Kolkata and its suburbs on Tuesday marginally increased compared to the day before, as 30 per cent of the fleet hit roads.
Bus operators’ associations said that drivers and helpers experienced hiccups in some pockets, where a large number of people were waiting to board buses.(PTI)
Bus operators’ associations said that drivers and helpers experienced hiccups in some pockets, where a large number of people were waiting to board buses.(PTI)
Published on Jun 09, 2020 04:11 PM IST
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Kolkata | ByPress Trust of India| posted by Susmita Pakrasi

Bengal govt to run buses on 40 routes as more offices start functioning

The buses, including air-conditioned ones, would run on various routes across the city as well as in the suburbs and districts from 7 am to 7 pm, a notification issued by the managing director of WBTC said.
The WBTC had been operating skeletal bus services during the lockdown period on some popular routes for emergency purposes and health workers.(PTI)
The WBTC had been operating skeletal bus services during the lockdown period on some popular routes for emergency purposes and health workers.(PTI)
Published on May 27, 2020 02:40 PM IST
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Kolkata | ByPress Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

Safe school vahan: 87 buses challaned, most violations are by pvt operators, say Ludhiana authorities

The policy has put in place several measures, including the mandatory presence of a female attendant, in buses for the safety of students
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Updated on Feb 19, 2020 10:22 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | ByAmarpal Singh, Ludhiana

KCR says will privatise 50% buses, gives striking employees 3-day deadline

At least 48,000 employees and workers unions of TSRTC had begun an indefinite strike from October 5 across Telangana, demanding RTC’s merger with the government and recruitment to various posts, among others.
Chandrasekhar Rao on Saturday announced the privatisation of 50% of the state’s bus services and asked striking employees of Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) to return to work by midnight of November 5.(PTI)
Chandrasekhar Rao on Saturday announced the privatisation of 50% of the state’s bus services and asked striking employees of Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) to return to work by midnight of November 5.(PTI)
Updated on Nov 02, 2019 10:03 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | BySrinavasa Rao Apparasu

Stalin hits at AIADMK govt for private buses’ fare surge ahead of Diwali

Thousands of people from Chennai will be travelling home to other parts of the state to celebrate the festival of lights.
MK Stalin slammed the ruling AIADMK government for not stopping private bus operators from raising ticket fares ahead of Diwali.(PTI)
MK Stalin slammed the ruling AIADMK government for not stopping private bus operators from raising ticket fares ahead of Diwali.(PTI)
Published on Oct 26, 2019 11:41 PM IST
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Chennai, Hindustan Times | ByM Manikandan

PUNBUS contractual employees lodge complaint with state dept against contractor

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Published on Sep 16, 2019 11:47 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | ByHT Correspondent, Ludhiana

Abhibus crosses Rs 700 crore GMV in FY19, plans to launch train ticketing

Online bus ticketing platform Abhibus, which competes with Goibibo-owned RedBus, crossed Rs 700 crore in annual gross merchandise value (GMV) for the financial year ended March 2019 (FY19)
Abhibus CEO Sudhakar Reddy
Abhibus CEO Sudhakar Reddy
Updated on Aug 28, 2019 07:45 PM IST
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Livemint, Bengaluru | BySalman S.H.

UP man sells car, flees with cash and vehicle after crushing buyer to death

Police said Arif was a private bus operator and his family runs a dhaba in Athsaini, Hapur along NH-9. He is survived by three minor children and wife, who is pregnant with their fourth child.
Based on a complaint from the family of Arif Ali, the victim, an FIR was lodged on August 25 at the Indirapuram police station.(Representative image)
Based on a complaint from the family of Arif Ali, the victim, an FIR was lodged on August 25 at the Indirapuram police station.(Representative image)
Updated on Aug 28, 2019 07:21 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ghaziabad | ByPeeyush Khandelwal

3,424 vehicles ferrying school kids found unfit in Uttar Pradesh

As many as 46,444 vehicles are engaged in transporting school children across the state, as per the government. Initially, over 6,000 of them were found unfit and operators were asked to obtain NoC after rectifying the shortcomings.
Updated on Aug 08, 2019 02:07 AM IST
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Lucknow | ByHT Correspondent

2018, year that was: 2,400 bus breakdowns, Tejaswini for women, still a bumpy ride for Pune’s bus service

The issue of bus breakdowns and buses catching fire continued to mar PMPML’s reputation while causing enormous inconvenience to passengers. Within the first nine months of 2018 (till September 10), 2,481 breakdowns were recorded
Ladies special PMPML bus service called Tejaswani was started on the occasion of Women's day (March 8) in Pune(HT/FILEPHOTO)
Ladies special PMPML bus service called Tejaswani was started on the occasion of Women's day (March 8) in Pune(HT/FILEPHOTO)
Updated on Dec 21, 2018 03:01 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByShalaka Shinde

Pune municipal corporation’s proposal for e-buses faces wrath of activists

City activists are of the view that it would be better to purchase CNG or diesel buses
Each electric bus will cost Rs 1.25 crore(HT/PHOTO)
Each electric bus will cost Rs 1.25 crore(HT/PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 08, 2018 03:08 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByAbhay Khairnar

Private bus operators in Pune hike fare by 15-20 per cent

They have cited fuel price and manpower cost among various reasons for the fare hike
The private bus operators in Pune have increased the bus fare for journeys to various places in and around Maharashtra by 15-20 percent .(HT PHOTO)
The private bus operators in Pune have increased the bus fare for journeys to various places in and around Maharashtra by 15-20 percent .(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 24, 2018 02:43 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByHT Correspondent

No private bus operator fined by Pune RTO despite selling tickets at inflated rates during Diwali

Transport officer says inspection teams could not find any transporter selling tickets at exploitive rates
Private busses at Sangamwadi Bridge, Shivaji Nagar in Pune. MSRTC had announced its festive fare hike and increased the ticket fare by 10 per cent(Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
Private busses at Sangamwadi Bridge, Shivaji Nagar in Pune. MSRTC had announced its festive fare hike and increased the ticket fare by 10 per cent(Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 16, 2018 02:43 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByParth Welankar

Pune’s inter city private buses hike ticket prices, RTO yet to take action

Diwali rush: Private bus operators charge more than 1.5 times, MSRTC ticket rates
Private buses at Sangamwadi Bridge, Shivaji Nagar in Pune(Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
Private buses at Sangamwadi Bridge, Shivaji Nagar in Pune(Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 09, 2018 02:19 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByHT Correspondent

Monday Musings: Why can’t Govt tame pvt. bus operators?

The government has failed to take firm steps to prevent private bus operators from inflating ticket prices during the holiday season.
As against ₹1,500 for an off-season Pune-Nagpur ticket of a private luxury bus, the rates during Diwali have been raised to a whopping ₹3,000 to ₹4,000, with an indiscriminate jump of 100% to 250%(Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
As against ₹1,500 for an off-season Pune-Nagpur ticket of a private luxury bus, the rates during Diwali have been raised to a whopping ₹3,000 to ₹4,000, with an indiscriminate jump of 100% to 250%(Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 05, 2018 02:48 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByAbhay Vaidya

Diwali cracker: Private bus operators in Pune hike fares despite warning from RTO

MSRTC also increases bus fares by 10 per cent during Diwali season
While the situation spells business for private and public transport service providers like buses, railways and flights, it means digging a deeper hole in the pockets of commuters.(Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
While the situation spells business for private and public transport service providers like buses, railways and flights, it means digging a deeper hole in the pockets of commuters.(Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 02, 2018 04:18 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByShalaka Shinde

Hundreds stranded in state on first day of Haryana roadways strike

The roadways employees went on strike despite Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA) being in force, which prohibits strike by the employees.
Several union leaders held, services partially restored towards afternoon. At a few places policemen double-up as conductors.(HT Photo)
Several union leaders held, services partially restored towards afternoon. At a few places policemen double-up as conductors.(HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 17, 2018 09:56 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondent

Over 3,500 private buses to go off road in Himachal from Monday

The bus operators are demanding to hike the minimum fare from 3 to 10 per person, on par with their counterparts in Punjab and Haryana.
Demanding hike in the fare,the bus operators say they are not in a position to repay their loans under their current financial situation.(HT PHOTO)
Demanding hike in the fare,the bus operators say they are not in a position to repay their loans under their current financial situation.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 09, 2018 09:07 AM IST
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Press Trust of India, Dharamshala | ByPress Trust of India, Dharamshala

Bus operators in Uttarakhand call off stir after high court rap

The private bus operators in Kumaon on Tuesday called off their 12-day long strike after Uttarakhand High Court issued a warning that it has the power to dissolve the union and also set a deadline for bus operators to decide by 3 pm whether they would call of the stir or not
The high court asked bus operators to give an undertaking that they will not go on strike till the disposal of their representation by the transport secretary.(HT Photo)
The high court asked bus operators to give an undertaking that they will not go on strike till the disposal of their representation by the transport secretary.(HT Photo)
Published on Jul 31, 2018 09:03 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Nainital | ByNeeraj Santoshi

Taxi operators extend support to bus strike, to go off road from today

Thousands of taxi operators will go on strike from Tuesday in support of the ongoing agitation by the private bus operators in the Kumaon region, who are on an indefinite strike for the last 11 days
Cabs at taxi stand by Rispana river in Dehradun.(Vinay Santosh KumarHT Photo)
Cabs at taxi stand by Rispana river in Dehradun.(Vinay Santosh KumarHT Photo)
Updated on Jul 30, 2018 11:06 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Nainital | ByNeeraj Santoshi

Bus operators strike in U’khand: HC asks govt to file reply in 24 hrs

The private bus operators in Kumaon region are on indefinite strike demanding hike in the passenger fare at par with the fare charged by the buses of Uttarakhand Transport Corporation
The bus operators had met the state transport minister Yashpal Arya on Sunday, who assured them that government will increase passenger fare of private buses by 15 %.(HT File)
The bus operators had met the state transport minister Yashpal Arya on Sunday, who assured them that government will increase passenger fare of private buses by 15 %.(HT File)
Updated on Jul 30, 2018 09:32 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Nainital | ByNeeraj Santoshi

Demanding fare hike, private bus operators in Kumaon plan strike

Surendra Singh Duseela, the president of Kumaon Motor Owners Union Ltd, said nearly 350 buses operating in the Kumaon region and 100 buses connecting Kumaon with the Garhwal region will not ply from Friday in the wake of indefinite strike by the private bus operators.
The strike may cause problems for commuters in the hilly state.(HT File)
The strike may cause problems for commuters in the hilly state.(HT File)
Updated on Jul 19, 2018 10:29 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Nainital | ByHT Correspondent

Fuel price impact: Pune’s private bus services to hike fares by 20% from June 1

The hike would be implemented for long-distance tourist buses, school buses and buses ferrying employees of various companies in the city.
Private bus operators are claiming a loss of Rs 80,000 to Rs 90,000 per month, per bus.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Private bus operators are claiming a loss of Rs 80,000 to Rs 90,000 per month, per bus.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on May 28, 2018 05:10 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByJui Dharwadkar, Pune

RTO seizes 43 private buses over hiked ticket prices

Between May 2 and May 15, Pune RTO inspected 571 buses belonging to private operators, out of which 153 were found guilty of inflating the fare.
Buses seized by RTO parked at Shivajinagar.(Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO)
Buses seized by RTO parked at Shivajinagar.(Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO)
Published on May 16, 2018 02:38 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByHT Correspondent

Your Space: Government fails to check inflated bus fares

Private bus operators in the city have been openly flouting a Maharashtra state government directive that forbids them from charging more than 50 per cent above the state bus service ticket fares on a per kilometre basis.
Despite the government’s directive restraining private operators from overcharging passengers, the latter continue to be fleeced due to poor enforcement.(HT File Photo)
Despite the government’s directive restraining private operators from overcharging passengers, the latter continue to be fleeced due to poor enforcement.(HT File Photo)
Updated on May 13, 2018 04:13 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByHT Correspondent
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