Haryana Roadways strike: Over 2,800 buses on roads now, claims govt


As many as 174 new drivers who had been recently appointed would start working from Wednesday and run roadways buses on as many routes.

Haryana Roadways strike: Over 2,800 buses on roads now, claims govt

Even as the coordination committee of the striking Haryana Roadways employees on Tuesday decided to continue their strike till October 25, the government claimed an improvement in the situation with over 2,800 buses now running on roads across the state.

Meanwhile, the government has invited leaders of Haryana Roadways employees’ union for a fresh round of talks. Their negotiations failed on Sunday after the government said it was firm on its decision to rope in 700 private buses.

The union leaders and state transport minister Krishan Panwar will have a meeting on Wednesday.

“Around 550 buses plied in the state on Sunday, but the number jumped to about 2,100 on Monday, which further rose to 2,800 on Tuesday,” additional chief secretary Dhanpat Singh said. Read More

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