People Suffers Due To Bus Strike In Tamil Nadu
About 10 trade unions of the Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation (TNSTC) demanding wage revision, settlement of pending retirement benefits, among other issues began their indefinite strike from Sunday evening.
Tamil Nadu government alternative put the transport employee to stranded. They went for options such as trains, private buses, hike of school bus and daily wage drivers, etc., Drivers are being recruited in depots, people who hold driving licences can approach the nearby depots.
People affected severely in several areas in the state. Most of the buses were not operated in many areas. Transport Minister Vijayabaskar told reported that 37 unions were supporting government and ten others have participated in the strike. To clear the rush government is to bring 2000 private vehicles for operation. He said 75 percent of the buses is in operation now and it will be 100 percent tomorrow.
On the other side, private buses are charging 3 fold fare to the passengers. The bus stands, train stations are over crowed by the people. The strike has the high impact on the Chennai city. The passengers are put to inconvenience due to the strike across the state.