Though it was assured that alternative arrangements would be made, there was no such activity to lift the stranded passengers at various bus deports. The only alternative was the Setwin services, which operated like a God send gift to the citizens.
Meanwhile, workers’ leaders were resolved to continue their agitation until their demand for 43 percent was agreed to by the management. They also made clear that they were not scared of Esma and decided to hold rallies and dharnas at all bus depots.
In the wake of the stir travellers were seen running towards autos and the railway locals like MMTS, demo shuttles operating in the twin cities. However, the private operators found it as a gift to fleece the passengers.
Pvt vehicles allowed to run, GO issued
The RTC management has plans to run the RTC fleet while employing temporary staff. A GO was issued giving permission to private vehicles to operate. Each private vehicle must remit Rs 100 to the Road Transport Authority and operate.
RTC managing director Panduranga Rao has appealed to the workers to call off their strike and resume their duties in the interest of passengers. He said that it was not reasonable to bring pressure on government employing the strike card.