Hyderabad: Public transport is set to be further crippled in the city, besides other parts of the state, severely affe-cting and disrupting lives of people from all walks of life from Saturday with autos, Uber and Ola and other private cabs, and private bus drivers’ unions decided to participate in the state-wide bandh.
The bandh call was given by the TSRTC employees and the JAC of various unions, and fully supported by all major opposition parties.
Despite the state government’s claims of making alternate arrangements, there are doubts about the number of buses that will ply with private drivers behind the wheels, because the RTC unions have annou-nced that “they would not allow buses to come out from the RTC depots” across Telangana from 4 am on Saturday.
Only Metro, MMTS will run in city today
The RTC JAC appealed to all workers to “squat before bus depots and ensure that not a single bus can come out from the depots.”
The Gandhi Medical Hospital Doctors Associ-ation, the Cab Drivers’ Association, State Taxi and Drivers Joint Action Committee, Auto Drivers Associations, Telangana Lecturers Joint Action Committee, the Telangana Deputy Collectors Assoc-iation, the Mala Mahan-adu, the Madiga Reserva-tion Porata Samithi and all trade unions belonging to workers, labourers and traders associations have announced that they would be participating in the bandh to support the RTC staff.
As all transport-related associations have decided to join in the bandh, the police are expecting total disruption of public transportation across the state.
Within the city, the MMTS and the Metro Rail Services would be available. Officials are also expecting that the supply of milk and other essential commodities would be impacted....