Disruption in KSRTC services affects passengers

Disruption in KSRTC services affects passengers

A view of the deserted platforms at the KSRTC bus stand in town.

Members of various trade unions staged a protest in Chikkamagaluru on Tuesday.

The disruption in KSRTC bus services inconvenienced the passengers in the district. 

KSRTC buses operated till 8 am in the morning and later services remained disrupted, thus inconveniencing the passengers and schoolchildren.

Only a few buses to Kadur, Tarikere and Mudigere routes operated. The bus services resumed after 4 pm. However, the private vehicles including autorickshaws and taxis operated their services. 

The city buses operated normally in Chikkamagaluru. Hotels and business establishments remained open. There was less traffic on the road.

Schools and colleges remained open and government offices functioned normally. 

The trade unions staged a protest at the KSRTC bus stand and Azad Park Circle. The police had strengthened security in different parts of the town. 

All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) and National Trade Union Congress members took out a protest march and held a protest meeting at Azad Park Circle. 

AITUC district president K Gunashekar said that the Central government is following an anti-labour policy. There is no security for labourers.

The Central government is trying to suppress the working class.

He accused the Prime Minister of supporting the corporate sector and failing to fulfil the promise of getting back black money stashed in foreign banks. 

Labour leader Radha Sundaresh said, “We have a responsibility to bring in changes in the society. The labourers are tired of the anti-labour policy of the government.” 

K M Ramachandra Odeyar of Sahyadri Plantation and General Workers Association alleged that the Central government is neglecting the labour class.

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