Tribune Information Service

Patiala, 12 December

The indefinite strike by contractual staff of Pepsu Street Transport Company (PRTC) and Punjab Roadways has prompted inconvenience to commuters. The restricted variety of buses and lack of prior details about bus timetables has led to commuters being stranded for hours at varied bus terminals within the state.

Lengthy distance commuters have been the worst affected by the strike. With no different choice, many long-distance commuters stayed on the bus stand, hoping that the strike would finish.

Brief distance commuters at Patiala bus stand confronted a whole lot of bother once they needed to battle so much to get a seat within the bus. Girls and youngsters face issue in boarding the bus.

A lady passenger mentioned, “I’ve to go to Bathinda, however I’m not capable of board the bus. There’s a big crowd and individuals are forcibly pushing one another to board the buses. There isn’t a one to inform when the subsequent bus to Bathinda can be accessible.

Chaotic scenes have been widespread at Patiala Bus Stand right this moment.

In the meantime, PRTC officers claimed that they’ve began extra buses to mitigate the influence of the strike. PRTC officers mentioned there was a written check for some authorities jobs and so they needed to run some further buses.

It’s realized that buses have been being run with out conductors. To this, a senior PRTC official mentioned, “As job aspirants attain the examination middle on time, we’ve got run extra buses for Chandigarh from varied depots within the state right this moment. We had some drivers posted elsewhere within the division for service. Nonetheless, we confronted scarcity of conductors. So we needed to run buses with out conductors. Tickets have been issued to passengers solely on the terminals.

PRTC Basic Supervisor Maninder Sidhu couldn’t be contacted regardless of repeated makes an attempt.

It has been realized that out of the entire 1,097 buses, about 289 have been operational right this moment.

The protesting staff right this moment introduced that they’d block state and nationwide highways if the federal government did not discover a answer of their assembly with the chief minister on December 14.

girls, youngsters hit probably the most

Brief distance commuters at Patiala bus stand confronted a whole lot of bother once they needed to battle so much to get a seat within the bus. Girls and youngsters face issue in boarding the bus.

The protesters threatened to dam the street

The protesting staff introduced that they’d block state and nationwide highways if the federal government did not discover a answer of their assembly with the chief minister on December 14.

Folks attempt to board the bus. Rajesh Sachari



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