State-wide vehicle bandh today

KSRTC unions extend support to bandh

Published - January 23, 2018 07:53 pm IST - THIRUVANANTHAPURAM

The INTUC and AITUC-affiliated unions in the Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) have announced support to the dawn-to-dusk vehicle bandh called by major trade unions and public carriage operators on Wednesday to protest against the spiralling petrol and diesel prices.

Private stage carriers, taxis, autorickshaws and goods carriages will stay off the roads from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. All major Central trade unions, barring BMS, are taking part in the strike. Workshops and spare part shops will remain closed in response to the call given by the Motor Vyavasaya Samrakshana Samithi and trade unions.

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has appealed to the trade unions in the KSRTC to withdraw the proposed strike. The Chief Minister made the appeal at a meeting of trade unions of the KSRTC in his office on Tuesday.

Transport Secretary K.R. Jyothilal, Chairman and Managing Director of KSRTC A. Hemachandran, trade union leaders Vaikom Viswan, T. Dlieep Kumar (KSRTEA), R. Sasidharan, C. Jayachandran (TDF), S. Sunil Kumar, and M.G. Rahul (AITUC) participated in the talks.

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