Private buses resume services across Odisha after strike halt

Private buses across Odisha resumed their services today, providing much-needed relief to daily commuters impacted by the ongoing bus strike.

Bhubaneswar: Private buses across Odisha resumed their services today, providing much-needed relief to daily commuters and individuals impacted by the ongoing bus strike. This encouraging decision was announced by the State Transport Minister, Tukuni Sahu, following a crucial meeting with the members of the All Odisha Private Bus Owners’ Association (AOPBOA).

Minister Tukuni Sahu confirmed that the AOPBOA has provided assurances of withdrawing their strike and extending full cooperation effective immediately. She expressed the government’s commitment to addressing the association’s concerns, with further discussions scheduled for October 26 to delve into the intricacies of their issues.

The news was met with anticipation as the members of the AOPBOA indicated that they would make a decision and communicate it within an hour. This promising development follows days of uncertainty and inconvenience for the public.

Notably, the Odisha Bus Owners’ Association (AOPBOA) has decided to put its bus strike on hold until October 31, paving the way for private buses to commence operations from Friday night. This decision comes in the wake of productive discussions between the AOPBOA and the State Transport Minister, Tukuni Sahu, along with officials from the department.

As the private buses return to the roads, commuters and travelers can breathe a sigh of relief, and normalcy is expected to be gradually restored in the state.

Also Read: Bus Strike In Odisha Put On Hold Till October 31

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