Ensure smooth plying of buses during drivers’ agitation: Owners’ association to Odisha govt
Bhubaneswar: The All Odisha Bus Owners’ Association has distanced itself from indefinite strike call given by the Driver Ekata Manch in the state.
The bus owners’ association has stated that the indefinite strike call of the Driver Ekata Manch, an association of drivers, will affect the bus service in Odisha. Lakhs of people in the state will face difficulties due to the Driver Ekata Manch’s indefinite strike, scheduled to begin on March 15.
“The indefinite strike by the Driver Ekata Manch may affect the plying of as many as 14,000 passenger buses in Odisha. The common people will bear the brunt of this agitation. The Bharat Driver Mahasangha has opposed this unlawful strike,” said the bus owners’ association today.
The bus owners’ association has urged the state government to provide adequate security for the plying of passenger buses across the state during the drivers’ agitation.
Earlier, the Driver Ekata Manch had claimed that around 5 lakh drivers across the state would participate in the agitation to press for their 10-point charter of demands.
No vehicle except those engaged in emergency services will be allowed to ply on the roads during the strike, threatened the Driver Ekata Manch.