Commuters suffer as OSRTC strike enters second day


Bhubaneswar: Commuters across the state are having a harrowing time due to the three-day strike launched by the staff of Odisha State Road Transport Corporation (OSRTC) from Tuesday.

As many as 600 government buses stayed off roads across the state for the second day as part of the strike, causing considerable inconvenience to passengers.

According to sources, the OSRTC staff launched the strike to press the government for their four-point charter demands. Their demand included regularisation of service, reinstatement of some employees disengaged by the corporation, equal wage for equal work and hike in salary as per the recommendation of the 7th Pay Commission. The strike is reportedly supported by around 1500 employees of the OSRTC.

“We will continue our strike and further intensify it until the state government fulfills our demands,” said the members of the agitating All Odisha State Road Transport Corporation Association.

According to reports, there have been no discussions of the members of the OSRTC with the government regarding their demands so far.

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