Around 80 ST buses being operated from Nagpur daily.
Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) will now appoint women drivers for ST buses for operation.
Around 40 women are undergoing one-year long training of drivers. After completion of it they will give a test and then the management will appoint those passing the test, told reliable sources while talking to The Live Nagpur here on Thursday.
Meanwhile, the management appointed 42 private drivers to operate the buses to provide services to the passengers and students. Around 40 agitating drivers resumed their duties and started plying buses to various destinations, sources added.
Now, 70 to 80 buses are being operated from Nagpur to Bhandara, Gadchiroli, Chandrapur, Amravati, Wardha, Yavatmal, Sakoli, Tumsar, Tiroda, Hinganghat, Katol, Umrer, Morshi and other places daily. Many buses are also being operated from other stations for Nagpur.
Meanwhile, the employees have been on indefinite strike from Diwali festival to press their demand for merger of MSRTCF with the government, despite the government has made it clear that this demand could not be fulfilled. Instead, the government raised their salaries and appealed them to join the duties. However, many drivers and conductors have failed to resume the duties so far.
It may be mentioned here that the Industrial Court has declared the strike as ‘illegal’.