The strike by drivers and conductors of â€˜Aapli Busâ€™ has entered into third day on Thursday with solution in no sight so far. The citizens, students, women and others travelling by city buses are facing hardships in absence of the buses on roads.
They are demanding daily wages as per the GR issued in 2015 but the Transport Department of Nagpur Municipal Corporation is making their payments as per the GR issued in 2010 in which there is a mention of Motor Vehicles Act.
There are 750 drivers and 750 conductors in the bus service. They went on a flash strike from Tuesday in support the demand. They had also gone on strike for a few hours on February 20 to press the demand for making pending payments. NMC cleared the payments within hours and then they joined the duties. When contacted, Ravindra Page, Administrative Officer, Transport Department, said on Thursday that the authorities operate city buses if some drivers resume their duties without conductors by giving priority to busy roads.