Bus Strike Update: District Administration Arranges Over Thousand Private Buses

HUBBALLI: With the aim to reduce the inconvenience of the general public, the district administration has made alternative arrangements for transport by roping in private operators.

Under the banner of Karnataka State Road Transport Employees League, workers of North Western Karnataka Road Transport Corporation (NWKRTC), along with the three other transport corporations has given a call for an indefinite strike from Wednesday citing the state government’s failure to implement a salary system under the 6th pay commission for the workers of road transport corporation.

Providing an alternate arrangement to the public, the Dharwad district administration has arranged over a thousand private buses. 

Around 400 private buses have started plying from Hubli Old Bus Stand and Dharwad New Bus Stand. Private buses have also been provided to the neighboring cities of Gadag, Haveri, Belagavi, Bagalkot, and Vijayapur amid police security.

In the meantime, a police bandobast has been set up for the NWKRTC staff who abandon the protest and joined the duty. Maxi cabs, school vehicles, tourist vehicles, and other private vehicles have been arranged to reduce the inconvenience of the public.

Speaking after inspecting the security arrangements at the old bus stand, Commissioner Laburam said, “We have facilitated private vehicles with proper security. If anybody tries to disturb the movement of buses, necessary action will be taken against such them.

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