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Buses in Odisha to stay off road from Mar 14


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Bhubaneswar: Around 6000-odd private buses will stay off roads across the state from March 14. This was informed by the All Odisha Private Bus Owners’ Association (AOPBWA) today.

The AOPBWA declared to begin its indefinite strike protesting the state government’s decision to ply city buses on long routes and increase in tax collection from bus operators.

The association had earlier announced the same decision on February 19. However, it had decided to call-off its strike after handing over a memorandum to the Transport Department of the government in this regard.

Notably, the state government has planned to introduce 300 city buses for long route service across the state.