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Telangana Govt takes tough stand against RTC staff on strike

Hyderabad: Taking a tough stand against the RTC staff on strike, Transport Minister Puvvada Ajay Kumar on Saturday announced that RTC workers who failed to report to duty before 6 PM on Saturday would cease to be the employees of RTC.

“Even in future, under any circumstances, they will not be treated and considered as RTC employees. In the backdrop of RTC strike, the State Government has decided to evolve a permanent alternate transport policy to see that the people are not put to problems,” the Transport Minister said in a press released.

The minister said that the State Government was examining three alternatives while evolving a strategy. They include running RTC services by way of hiring three to four thousand private buses; By inviting applications from young men and women who possess driving license to run RTC buses and thus provide employment opportunity to them.

They will be given adequate training and thus run buses as it is and according route permits to about six to seven thousand private buses.

“The government is keenly watching the situation as prevailing on Saturday evening. On Sunday a high-level review meeting will be held on RTC strike. In the same review meeting an alternate policy on transport will be firmed up,” he said.

As per the instructions of Chief Minister KCR, Transport Minister Puvvada Ajay Kumar is constantly reviewing and monitoring the situation arising out of RTC strike and its impact. (INN)

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