Private buses were mostly off the roads in Dooars area of Jalpaiguri district on Tuesday in response to a strike called by bus operators in protest against alleged assault on transport workers by the passengers.

Private, mini and super buses did not ply at Benguri, Banarhat, Chalsa, Metli and Nagrakata areas of Jalpaiguri districts, reports reaching here said.

However, buses were visible on the Jalpaiguri-Siliguri stretch.

Frequent altercations between the passengers and the bus staff were taking place on the issue of revised fares, the stopping of bus concessions in private buses, the reports said.- PTI