Hyderabad: To decide the fate of the TSRTC and its striking employees, Chief Minis-ter K. Chandrasekhar Rao will hold a high-level meeting on Sunday, where the state government is expected to frame an alternative transport policy.
The state government had warned the workers of RTC that if they fail to report for duty at 6 pm on Saturday, they will cease to be employees of RTC.
According to the RTC management, 40,000 out of 52,000 workers are participating in the strike.
Transport minister Puvvada Ajay Kumar said the government has decided to evolve a permanent alternative transport policy to see that the people are not put to problems again.
He said the government is examining three alternatives — running RTC services by hiring 30,000 to 40,000 private buses and also inviting applications from young men and women who possess a driving licence to run RTC buses and thus provide employment.
He said that as an alternative to the strike the government is also examining granting route permits to about 6,000 to 7,000 private buses.
As per the CM’s instructions, Mr Ajay Kumar said the transport department is reviewing and monitoring the situation....