Nationwide Transport Strike: buses to stay off roads today

Vastavam Web: The nationwide transport strike called by the trade unions and small business units on August 7 may virtually paralyse normal life across the country. Students and officice goers faced inconvenience to reach their destinations as most of them unaware of the one day strike by the TSRTC trade unions and autos.powered by Rubicon Project, This is the second all-India The office and college goers to the districts were seen criticising the TSRTC officials for not making any prior announcement on stopping the buses. strike being held against the promulgation of certain provisions in the amendments bill. Along with public transport vehicles, school buses, goods carriers, autorickshaws, and taxis will stay off the roads. However, private taxi services, including Ola, Uber have extended support to the strike. The workers have decided to strike work against the “retrograde provisions” of the Motor Vehicles Amendment Bill as well as the continuous rise in the prices of petroleum products. In response to the call, Telangana State Auto Drivers Joint Action Action Commiitee has decided to support the strike. A notice in this issue has been sent to the Transport Commissioner saying that all would participate in the strike.

Though the auto unions have also decided to go on strike some of them operates and fleeced the passengers charging double the normal charges. The transport unions are observing one day strike against Centre’s move to pass Motor Vehicle Act Amendment Bill in Parliament. The unions alleged that the public sector organisations like RTC will suffer with the proposed bill and the effort was to hand over the transport sector to the corporates. The unions are also demanding government to bring petrol and diesel into GST.