After a six-day continuous strike by The Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) employees, the Joint Action Committee (JAC) of the union today here announced a statewide bandh on October 19th, 2019.
It is to be noted that The Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) which runs around 11,000 vehicles has come to a standstill with vehicles going off-road because of the indefinite strike called by 48,000 strong staff.
Because of the strike which plies lakhs of daily commuters, citizens are facing many problems despite the claim by the Transport Minister that RTC is making all the efforts to make alternative arrangements.
The unions of The Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) are on strike demanding from the government for its merge with the government. Although the government has called on the unions to come on the table to discuss and come to an amicable solution but the unions have rejected the idea outright.
The TSRTC JAC is planning to carry out a series of protests, starting with Vanta-Varpu on Sunday 13th October, assit-in protest before all the depots on October 14, Rasta Roko on October 15, student rally in support of TRSTC JAC on October 16, a bike rally on October 18 and finally state bandh on October 19.
The protest as well the call for state bandh are being led by all-party leaders led by TJS chief Kondadaram, TSRTC JAC co-convenor Thomas Reddy, CPM state secretary Tammineni Veerbhadram, Congress leader V Hanumantha Rao, TDP politburo member Ravula Chandrasekhar Reddy and other RTC JAC leaders.