K. Chandrashekar Rao, the Chief Minister of Telangana, on the 6th of November, conducted a meeting with Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) leaders regarding the ongoing TSRTC strike.
The Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) employees called for a strike on the 5th of October, which is still going on. The strike entered its 33rd day on the 6th of November.
KCR chaired the meeting which was held at Pragati Bhavan on the 6th of November. The meeting was organised after the deadline given to the TSRTC employees to rejoin their duty ended on the 5th of November at midnight.
The meeting started in the afternoon of the 6th of November and is still underway. Puvvada Ajay Kumar, the Transport Minister of Telangana, TSRTC officials and other Cabinet Ministers of Telangana are attending the meeting.
The TRS ministers are expected to discuss the TSRTC strike and the response of the TSRTC employees, who are not ready to compromise. The TSRTC employees demanded several welfare schemes for themselves and the merging of the TSRTC with the State Government.
Despite the final warning by the TRS Government, only 360 employees out of the 48,000 sent a letter of rejoining duty. The remaining TSRTC employees are adamant about their decision not to step back until the TRS agrees to their demands.
KCR directed Ajay Kumar to decide alternative options like privatising bus routes. The TRS would reveal the alternative arrangements and other decisions taken during today’s meeting in the Telangana High Court (HC) during the hearing scheduled on the 7th of November.
Stay tuned for further updates.