For two hours Kamrej-Sachin and Udhana Sachin’s root was closed.
Surat : Surat Municipality has started public transport service but there is a constant controversy due to the negligence of the agency. So far there was only the conductor’s dispute but now the driver’s dispute has also come out. The drivers of City Bus Operator, which runs city buses on two routes of the city, did not get salary for two months, today the drivers went on strike. After the driver’s strike, the wheels of the bus stopped for two hours. The municipality has resumed the bus service after negotiating with the driver supply agency, but many passengers stuck due to this two-hour strike.
The mass transport service launched by Surat Municipality has become another synonym for controversy. There is a widespread complaint that since the municipality has started the city bus service, the conductor supply agency is not paying the full salary and the conductors are not giving tickets after taking the ticket money. Before this complaint ended, the bus drivers running on the Kamrej-Sachin and Udhana-Sachin route suddenly stopped the bus and left it on the road. The drivers had complained that they had not received their salary for the last two months due to stopped the bus at the Sachin station. As 11 buses plying on this route were stopped suddenly, commuters on their way to their daily jobs were devastated. Officials of the municipality started running saying that the bus will not run until the salary won’t pay to the driver. The municipality negotiated with the managers of Hansa Travels, the driver supplier, and the bus service resumed after two hours. For the last several times there has been a widespread complaint of exploitation of employees by the man power supply agency but such incidents happen because the municipal system does not take any action in this regard. The image of the municipality has also down due to the strike by the driver.