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Uttarakhand bus strike: HC asks govt to file reply in 24 hrs

The PIL said owing to the strike there was a growing threat of accidents due to overloading in government-owned roadways buses.


PTI Last Updated at 30 Jul 2018, 21:07 IST India

The Uttarakhand High Court today directed the state government to file a reply before it within 24 hours as to what steps must be taken to improve the conditions for traveling in the hills in the wake of the ongoing strike by private bus operators.

The order, by the division bench of Justice Rajiv Sharma and Justice Alok Singh, came on a PIL filed by Haldwani resident Neeraj Tiwari pointing out that the problems of traveling in the hills due to the strike.

The petitioner had prayed for the strike to come to an end and imposition of the Essential Services Maintainance Act (ESMA) on the people participating in the strike.

The PIL said owing to the strike there was a growing threat of accidents due to overloading in government-owned roadways buses.

The private bus operators in the state have been on a strike since Friday in support of a host of their demands, including a hike in passenger fare, which at present is 95 paisa per kilometer.

They are also demanding to scrap of the mandatory condition of installing speed governors and GPS system in the buses.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


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