Passengers once more left stranded as PRTC, Punjab Roadways staff stay on strike
Chandigarh, November 14
Passengers once more confronted inconvenience in Punjab on Monday after contractual staff of the Pepsu Highway Transportation Company (PRTC) and state roadways stayed on strike.
Punjab Roadways Punbus PRTC Contract Staff’ Union president Resham Singh Gill stated staff held protests at 27 depots within the state and lots of buses remained off the roads.
He stated their assembly with Himanshu Jain, extra principal secretary to the chief minister, on Monday remained inconclusive.
The protesting staff have now threatened to protest exterior the residence of the chief minister on Tuesday.
The contractual staff are protesting the elimination of a conductor posted at Batala depot for alleged dereliction of responsibility.
The checking employees discovered a passenger travelling with out ticket in a bus of Batala depot close to Balachaur just a few days in the past and lodged a grievance in opposition to the conductor of the bus.
The staff are demanding reinstatement of the conductor with none inquiry. The protesters had been additionally in opposition to the switch of some staff from Ferozepur to Patti.
The strike left many passengers harassed at numerous bus stands, together with at Ludhiana and Moga, the place they saved ready for the state-owned buses.
“I’ve been ready for a state-owned bus to go to Amritsar for greater than two hours however haven’t been capable of see it,” stated an aged lady on the Ludhiana bus stand.
Passengers complained that they had been pressured to journey in non-public buses as a result of strike.
A passenger rued that the state authorities ought to make alternate preparations for stranded passengers in case of strike by bus staff.
A state authorities assertion stated extra principal secretary to CM, Himanshu Jain and director, state transport Amandeep Kaur had detailed parleys with a delegation of union comprising Gill, Shamsher Singh Dhillon and others.
Within the assembly, it was determined that an inquiry in opposition to the conductor can be executed in a time-bound method and can be accomplished inside three days.
Director, state transport division additionally gave her nod to evaluation the transfers of staff from Ferozepur to Patti inside seven days.
In the course of the assembly the opposite pending calls for of the state staff had been additionally deliberated upon and had been famous by the officers for additional motion, the assertion stated.
The officers assured the delegation that senior officers of the state authorities can be apprised in regards to the real calls for of the union.
They stated these calls for can be thought of sympathetically for which a gathering can be held once more on December 12.