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Southern India - January 5, 2018

Bus Strike Continue In Chennai; Over 2 Crore Affected

The bus strike began on Thursday by the Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation workers, drivers, conductors still on as they still protesting and demanding hike in their wages.

Along with the increment in wages bus drivers also demanding for job security as well. On Thursday evening many bus drivers abandoned their buses and left dozens of passengers stranded, few able to get home safely.

On Friday buses didn’t leave the depots which bring the Chennai to halt. College goers, office goers and school students faced lot of trouble and they have to look for other option of travel.

Due to the strike, auto-rickshaw drivers arbitrarily raised their prices while private cab companies also hike up their prices. This also caused severe traffic delays. The drivers, workers blocked the main roads. Apart from city buses, inter-city buses, strike affects government inter-state buses as well.

In Coimbatore, over 90% of the buses are off the roads which affected thousands of commuters.

Actor Kamal Haasan took to Twitter urging Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami to hold talks with employees, keeping in mind the problem of the public as well as the demands of the workers.

Chief Minister Edappadi Palanisamy held meeting with Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam along with Transport Minister M R Vijayabhaskar and other officials on the same.

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