The indefinite strike by employees of Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) entered its third day on Monday as the KCR government refused to hold talk or even take back 48,000 striking employees issuing orders to recruit new employees and hire more private buses. Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao late on Sunday declared that there is no question of taking back the employees into the state-owned transport utility, who did not join the duties before Saturday evening deadline that was set by the government.Telangana RTC strike: 48,000 employees face axe
The crisis in Telangana is a reflection of the precarious position of state-run bus operators in India, which have seen their losses swell every passing year. This is particularly worrying since buses undergird India’s public transport system, and cash-starved state governments and municipal corporations have done little to shore up the transport corps.
Police on Friday had already denied permission to the TSRTC employees' unions to organise the 'Chalo Tank Bund' protest over various demands including merger of the RTC with the government, keeping public convenience in view. They sought to organise 'Chalo Tank Bund' protest as their indefinite strike entered the 36th day on Saturday.
Trade bodies of Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) will challenge the state government's decision to sack about 48,000 agitating employees, as and when they are served with dismissal or suspension notices, a union leader said here on Monday.
AIBEA national secretary B S Rambabu said about 15,000 to 18,000 bank employees across Telangana belonging to the two unions are taking part in the strike.
Commuters will be able to latch on to the Wi-Fi hotspot once they enter the buses, and connect to Airtel 4G free Wi-Fi hotspot, by keying in their mobile number.
Telangana Caretaker Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao expressed shock over the incident and announced financial assistance of Rs 5 lakh to the family of each deceased.
Bowrampet is considered to one the affordable alternatives to areas such Hitec City, Miyapur, Kukatpally and Gachibowli.
During its inaugural run, Modi and Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao will travel by the metro from Miyapur to Kukatpally, and back.
Modi along with Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao will travel by the metro from Miyapur to Kukatpally, and back.