Roadways unions call off strike,buses to ply to Delhi

The Haryana Roadways Workers Joint Action Committee on Tuesday withdrew its agitation call thus ensuring that the state Roadways bus service to Delhi will not be affected

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Updated: April 9, 2014 5:23 pm

The Haryana Roadways Workers Joint Action Committee on Tuesday withdrew its agitation call thus ensuring that the state Roadways bus service to Delhi will not be affected. The unions had urged drivers not to take their buses into Delhi’s jurisdiction between July 19 and 21,to protest against the issuance of challans by the Delhi Police.

The agitation call was withdrawn after the protesters held a series of meetings with Director General (Transport) Arun Kumar,here on Tuesday. Representatives of various employees unions of Haryana Roadways that have formed a Joint Action Committee held hour-long meetings with the DG before calling off the strike.

The Joint Action Committee had submitted a list of 13 demands,of which the state has accepted 10. It has sought time to decide on two others . The only one that led to a disagreement was regarding the paying of fines for the challans issued by the Delhi Police to Haryana Roadways bus drivers.

DG Arun Kumar said a committee will formed to study the actual pattern of challans being issued by the Delhi Police. “It shall comprise of five officials from the department and an equal number of members of the Joint Action Committee. This committee will visit Delhi and study the challan process there and,if possible,video-recording will be done,particularly of the challans in ‘no parking’ area,where passengers are either dropped or picked up by Haryana Roadways drivers. The committee will submit its report in three months and after that appropriate action will be taken in this regard,” he added.

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