BMTC and KSRTC workers call off four-day strike, full bus service from today
With state government and workers ending the stalemate, around 15,000 buses of 4 state transport corporations will resume their service from Tuesday morning. Transport minister Lakshman Savadi announced the strike withdrawal on Monday evening after he gave an undertaking that the govt would meet 9 out of 10 demands of employees of BMTC, KSRTC, NEKRTC, and NWKRTC. Kodihalli Chandrashekar, the farmers’ leader at the forefront of the employees’ stir said, “ We are giving 3 month times to the govt to keep its promise. We are withdrawing the strike and bus service will resume as employees will report to work.”
Revenue minister R Ashoka called Chandrashekar a “villain” and an outsider misleading transport staff. When employees refused to call off the strike, Transportation minister Lakshman Savadi sent BMTC chief NS Nandeesha Reddy along with a letter agreeing to meet the demands of Chandrashekar. He called up Chandrashekar and requested him to withdraw the strike.