Ganjam District Private Bus Operators’ Association calls off indefinite bus strike
KalingaTV News Network
Berhampur: Ganjam District Private Bus Operators’ Association on Tuesday lifted its indefinite bus strike after receiving an assurance from Commerce and Transport Minister Nrusingha Charan Sahu.
The association called off its agitation, which it had started three-day ago, after the Minister assured that the buses will continue to ply as usual on the old routes for the next three months.
President of the association Prakash Mishra informed that further action will be taken after a review meeting.
According to a route chart issued by the Berhampur Development Authority (BeDA), all the buses coming from Bhubaneswar or Andhra Pradesh will go to the Modern Bus Terminal at Haladiapadar directly without entering the city. Besides, the buses coming from Aska and Digapahandi will first enter the city and terminate its journey at the new bus terminal.
However, protesting BeDA’s decision, the association had cancelled bus services from Berhampur from Sunday. The protestors also alleged there the new bus terminal has improper infrastructure and security arrangements.
More than 700 hundred buses registered under Ganjam District Private Bus Operators Association remained off the roads as a part of the strike.