The Maharashtra State Transport Road Corporation (MSRTC) has continued to operate despite a five-month strike by its staff. The Nagpur division of the MSRTC has resumed inter-state services.
MSRTC buses left towards Madhya Pradesh’s Seoni and Chhindwara, Chhattisgarh’s Rajnandgaon, and Telangana’s Hyderabad on Tuesday.
Passengers could travel to other states by MSRTC buses after almost five months. Labourers were facing difficulties due to lack of buses on Chhattisgarh route. There are also a large number of passengers from the city on Madhya Pradesh and Telangana routes. However, there were fewer passengers on the first day due to lack of information. The number is expected to pick up in the coming days.
Employees of Ghat Road depot said they were presenting their demands peacefully but the government was behaving wrongly with them. “Buses are being operated by drivers after signing an agreement with a private company. We will never give up on our demands. We have full faith in the judiciary, We will certainly get justice,” they said.