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CITU to revive ‘Save RTC’ campaign

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Feb 19, 2019, 1:54 am IST
Updated Feb 19, 2019, 1:54 am IST
The second phase of the 'Save KSRTC' campaign will be launched from Wednesday by observing 'Bus Day'.
The 'funeral' procession taken out  by the dismissed KSRTC empanelled workers to the official residence of Transport minister A.K. Saseendran in Thiruvananthapuram on Monday.    (A.V.MUZAFAR)
 The 'funeral' procession taken out by the dismissed KSRTC empanelled workers to the official residence of Transport minister A.K. Saseendran in Thiruvananthapuram on Monday. (A.V.MUZAFAR)

Kochi: The CITU-affiliated KSRTEA is all set to revive its 'Save KSRTC' campaign by launching a 100-day programme to help the corporation achieve a daily revenue collection of Rs 7 crore.

The trade union, which pressured the LDF government in "ousting" former managing director Tomin J.Thachankary after the latter took a series of revolutionary measures, will start the programme by observing a 'Bus Day' on February 10.

 

"The new management under managing director M. P. Dinesh has fixed Rs 7 crore revenue collection as its major goal. Our initiative is to help the management to achieve the target," said C.K. Harikrishnan, general secretary, KSRTEA (Kerala State Road Transport Employees Association).

The second phase of the 'Save KSRTC' campaign will be launched from Wednesday by observing 'Bus Day'.

"We'll appeal to the public directly and through social media to leave their private vehicles at home and travel in the KSRTC buses. We've support of other trade unions too. Maximum buses will be operated on the day and every employee will work towards bettering revenue collection," he said.

The left trade union will also take up in converting major bus stations into passenger-friendly ones. "The aim is to improve basic passenger amenities in the major bus stations. Currently many of them lacks even proper waiting area facility," Harikrishnan said.

The left trade union will also attempt to restart many post noon services being cancelled on a regular basis due to staff shortage woes. ''We'll extend full support to the management if they're taking a pro-employee approach'', he added.

 

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