TSRTC Strike: Will ‘Chalo Tank Bund’ Protest Become Another Million March?

RTC JAC convenor  Ashwathama Reddy - Sakshi Post

HYDERABAD: The employees unions of Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) on Thursday, have given a call for 'Chalo Tank Bund' protest to be organised on Saturday .

The RTC JAC convenor Ashwathama Reddy urged RTC employees to turn up in large numbers for the protest and make it another Million March. “We will consider holding Million March to press for our demands, he said. It may be recollected that the Million March, held in 2011 on the Necklace Road in Hyderabad mobilised public support to the Telangana Separation movement then.

The strike would be resolved if Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, who has reportedly been holding long meetings on the issue, talks to the unions for some time, he claimed. The Tank Bund Road, on the banks of Hussain Sagar lake here, connects Hyderabad and Secunderabad where

The opposition Congress and BJP have also announced their support to the 'Chalo Tank Bund' protest.

The strike by the employees entered the 35th day on Friday and the workers organised protests in various forms, including demonstrations, sit-ins and submitting memoranda to public representatives, at different places in the state.

The government had said if the stir continued, it would go ahead with the plan to permit private bus operators to run services in the remaining 5,000 of the total of 10,400 routes, leading to a situation where the TSRTC virtually ceased to exist.

Meanwhile the Telangana High Court took serious note of the lapses by the government officials and reprimanded them for deliberately submitting wrong reports on the RTC accounts and arrears. The High Court on Thursday announced that it will take a final call to end the RTC strike on November 11.(with inputs from PTI)

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