Proposed Bus Strike Backed Out On Govt. Plea

Bhubaneswar; Nov 30: The proposed bus strike from Dec.1 backed out by All Odisha Private Bus Owner Association on Monday after the request of State government.

Talking to the media, the Association members said the government is considering their demand to reconsider its decision to hike motor vehicle tax in the forthcoming winter session of the State Assembly beginning on Tuesday.

They also informed that the government will take a decision on the modality of city buses within three months.

After an hour-long meeting with the office-bearers of the Association at the State Secretariat here, Commerce and Transport minister Ramesh Chandra Majhi said the meeting discussed all the demands of the Association threadbare.

"I requested the Association to call off their proposed strike as its demands are under active consideration of the state government", the minister said.  

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