Mild tension prevailed at the RTC bus station complex with the pro-Telangana activists and the RTC employees obstructing the recruitment of conductors and drivers on contract basis in Karimnagar on Wednesday.

Following the issuance of notification for the recruitment of conductors and drivers on contract basis, several unemployed youth turned up in large numbers at the RTC bus station complex to attend the recruitment process. When the news spread about the recruitment, the Telangana protagonists and RTC employees came in large numbers and obstructed the recruitment process and flayed the State government for attempts to foil the general strike.

The student JAC leaders tried to gatecrash into the office premises.

However, the police obstructed their move and shifted them to other places. TRS MLC N. Laxman Rao argued with the RTC officials. He demanded that the authorities stop the recruitment process. At this juncture, the RTC officials said that they were following the instructions of their higher officials in Hyderabad.