The KSRTC Staff and Workers' Federation on Thursday strongly condemned the police highhandedness against the drivers of Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation buses attached to the Kalyana Nagar depot here.

In a release, federation joint secretary T.L. Rajagopal said the crew had to park buses on the road, outside the depot, for paucity of space inside the depot either to fill diesel or to get the buses cleaned. Though the matter was brought to the BMTC management's notice, nothing has been done to address the issue.

On Thursday, jurisdictional traffic police Sub Inspector Meenakshi abused the drivers and threatened to thrash them with shoes, Mr. Rajagopal alleged. Following this, the crew members staged a protest on the spot and withdrew the same later following intervention of the management, he said.

He urged the BMTC management to stop anti-worker policies and be employee-friendly.