PRTC workers’ protest leads to traffic snarls in Bathinda

Bathinda, November 24

Members of the PRTC/Punbus Contract Workers’ Union today staged a protest and blocked the entrance of the city bus stand here on Wednesday. The protesting workers raised slogans against private bus operators and demanded action against them.

Union president Sandeep Grewal said: “Though new timetable is in place for many routes now, some private bus operators were still running their buses as per old timings. When PRTC workers raised question over this, the bus operators engaged into a verbal spat with them following which we blocked the main entrance to the city bus stand and started a dharna. We will not tolerate the private players’ high-handedness and if it continues, we will stop work at all state depots and start a state-wide agitation.”

Meanwhile, owing to the blockade, a huge traffic jam was witnessed. — TNS

PRTC workers stage a protest in Bathinda on Wednesday. Pawan Sharma

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