HRTC staff threatens bus strike on Aug 23

Shimla : Majority of the HRTC buses may not run on August 23 as contractual staff of the Himachal roadways transport corporation are set to go on a day long strike on that day across the state in support of their demands.

Around 70 per cent of the state roadways buses are manned by contractual staff who have several demands including regularisation of their services.

Out of a total of 5000 staffers around 2800 are on contractual service.Last month the management had assured meeting their demands but so far none have been met, unions said.

Among all PSUs HRTC is the biggest loss making company in the state with an accumulated loss of over Rs 550 crore.

HRTC connects some of the remotest mountainous habitations in the country.There is only a neglegible private run service in rural Himachal.

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