Haryana Comes to a Halt | No Buses for People as Roadways Employees Are on Strike

Haryana Bus Strike | After the infamous Jat quota agitation, Haryana is again in the limelight for leaving the commuters stranded wherever across the state they travelling to.

In the wake of not letting the private transportation begin across the Haryana state, the employees of the Haryana Roadways have started off with chakka jam strike on Monday afternoon. The protestors have blocked the movement of 4,200 buses across Haryana affecting more than 13 lakh passengers. The strike is likely to continue till the state government withdraws its permit to the private buses.

Reason for the Haryana Roadways strike

The Haryana Roadways employees on Monday afternoon went on the strike when they got know that the state government has given permits to 871 private buses to start their services on 273 routes across Haryana. The protestors are agitated by this initiative of the state government stating it as Haryana Government’s way to privatise the transportation services in the state.

Though the meeting between the agitators and the Transport Minister, Krishan Lal Panwar is scheduled for today to resolve the problem but the bus services of Haryana Roadways has come to a halt affecting the route between Delhi to Chandigarh via Gurgaon, Panipat, Kurukshetra, Karnal and Ambala. Even the services for Volvos have also been stopped the protesting employees.

More about Haryana Roadways employee strike

The Haryana Roadways employees started off their strike across the state on Monday evening when the meeting between the Additional Chief Secretary (Transport), S S Dhillon and HR employees’ union leader could not come to the conclusion in the interest of the protestors.

As per the sources, the protestors then got agitated when Dhillon said that permits to the private players will anyhow be given as it had been issued for the past many years.

Highlights of the strike 

  • Haryana Roadways is one of the best public transport undertakings known for is better services.
  • About 3,500 buses that include 20 Volvos and 9 Mercedes have discontinued due to strike.
  • The protestors are demanding to add 10,000 more buses to supply better services to the population of the state.
  • If additional buses come into existence then 60,000 new jobs will be created in the state roadways.
  • Also, the protestors chakka jammed in front of the private buses when they tried to operate their buses  Jind district.

Let’s hope that the protest is called off soon and the state government could pacify the matter at the earliest so that the commuters are not harmed by it.

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