Operators defer three-day bus strike in West Bengal
Kolkata: People of West Bengal were spared hardship as private bus and minibus operators in the state on Tuesday deferred their three-day strike from tomorrow as Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is not in the country.
"All the syndicates sat together this morning and decided not to go ahead with the strike as the Chief Minister is not in the country," Joint Council of Bus Syndicates secretary Sadhan Das told PTI here.
"We were requested by the state government and Trinamool Congress leadership not to go ahead with the strike at this juncture with the chief minister being in Singapore," he said.
Banerjee is on a five-day visit to Singapore from August 17 to invite investment and partnership.
The private bus and minibus operators are demanding hike in fares. Any strike by them would cause hardship for commuters as passenger transport in West Bengal is largely dependent on private operators.
There are at least 41,000 buses and minibuses operated by private owners, while the state-owned transport corporations ply around 2,000 buses only.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Sheena murder: Trio to be taken to Raigad to re-construct crime scene
- Mikhail emailed sister Sheena Bora's resignation letter: Report
- Raksha Bandhan: Sushma Swaraj ties Rakhi to Venkaiah Naidu
- Watch: Wife catches husband with his girlfriend at Goa Airport
- Shiv Sena announces award of 2 lakh for Hindu families with 5 kids
- Know box-office report of Saif-Katrina's 'Phantom'
- Indrani Mukerjea's son Mikhail emailed Sheena Bora's resignation letter
- Ten interesting facts about hockey legend Dhyan Chand
- Wife catches husband along with his girlfriend at Goa airport, video goes viral – Watch