Kerala non-public bus operators name indefinite strike demanding fare hike

After a 48-hour strike known as by commerce unions of the Kerala State Road Transport Bus Corporation (KSRTC) led to almost full suspension of companies, commuters within the state should now brace for an additional strike, this time by non-public bus operators.

An indefinite strike known as by the Kerala State Private Bus Operators Federation, which is beginning on November 9 midnight, is anticipated to trigger immense hardship for commuters, particularly within the rural areas.

However, a glimmer of hope stays as state transport minister Antony Raju is holding talks with the federation officers late on Monday evening on the Nattakam visitor home in Kottayam. The strike could also be known as off if the end result of the talks is profitable.

The bus operators, reeling from the consequences of the steep hike in gasoline costs and the drastic fall in patronage as a consequence of Covid lockdowns, have a slew of calls for earlier than the state authorities.

The principal demand is that minimal bus fares, at present at Rs 8, should be hiked to Rs 12, after which the fees ought to be Re 1 per kilometre. They have additionally demanded that bus fares for college students ought to be elevated to Rs 6.

The operators additionally need the highway tax to be waived off through the pandemic and diesel subsidies from the federal government.

According to unofficial estimates, there are over 12,000 non-public buses in Kerala, together with inter-district companies.



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