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Rajasthan roadways staff go on strike, commuters affected

Rajasthan roadways staff go on strike, commuters affected: on Thursday, The strike by Rajasthan Roadways’ employees is now entered its second day, which is now leaving scores of commuters stranded in several parts of the state.

The services of almost 4,700 buses on interstate and intrastate routes have come to a pounded halt, which is also affecting around 10 lakh passengers.

“The government has failed to pay heed to our demands which have been pending for long. The implementation of the Bonus Act remains pending for the last two years. Around 4,000 retired employees are yet to get their dues which count to around Rs 600 crore,” ML Yadav, the Roadways employees union leader told IANS.

Among the major demands are all set to accomplished which will be also touted as the implement of the seventh pay commission from this January 2016, filling up of all vacant posts, which is also ending of illegal services by private buses, that is purchase of at least 1,000 new buses, that is of the minimum salary of Rs 18,000 for each driver hired from side to side any agency.

The roadways, which has a staff of 17,000, generates a daily income of Rs 5.32 crore. The buses cover 17 lakh kilometres daily within and outside the state, he added further.

on Wednesday, in the meantime, Rajhans Upadhyaya, the Rajasthan roadways chairman and managing director issued an order revising the dearness allowance. though, the union did not seem happy with this anyway.

“We want the government to understand our problems. We need redressal of our issues or else our strike shall continue,” Yadav said.

As per the Sudhir Bharti, Public Relation Officer, Rajasthan State transport corporation, “the government has been trying to redress their grievances. We have revised the DA and called a meeting at 3 pm on Thursday.”

though, speaking on the same, Yadav, said the government has held meetings thrice already previously without any much success.