Commuters Face Trouble as Private Buses, Autos & Cabs Go on Strike
Transport operators under United Front of Transport Associations (UFTA) have called for a ‘Chakka Jam’ in Delhi-NCR.
Commuters had a difficult time travelling to their destinations on Thursday, 19 September, as several private buses, taxis and autorickshaws remained off the roads due to a strike called by the UFTA against the amended Motor Vehicle Act provisions.
Many schools in the national capital remained closed due to the strike while some asked parents to make their own arrangements to pick up and drop their wards.
The services of Delhi Metro, Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) and cluster buses remained unaffected.
- The transport operators are protesting hefty fines under the amended MV Act, including ‘harassment and extortion’ by the police
- The central government’s promise of insurance and medical assistance and revocation of amendment to Section 44AE of the IT Act are the other demands
- The UFTA, which has called the protest, is a joint front of transport associations and unions from across Delhi-NCR
Loaded Trucks Not Being Allowed to Leave Transport Nagar
Protestors are not allowing loaded trucks to leave Transport Nagar.
Will Go for Indefinite Strike if Demands are Not Met: UFTA President
Speaking to The Quint, Kultaran Singh Atwal, President of United Front of Transport Associations (UFTA) said that the unions will go for an indefinite strike across the country if their demands are not met.
Heavy Security Deployed in Transport Nagar
Heavy security has been put up at Transport Nagar, where protestors are expected to assemble.
Very Few Commercial Buses Plying in Delhi
Most of the bus stands in Delhi wear a deserted look as very few commercial buses are plying. However, UPSRTC buses can be seen operating.
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