Bangalore bus strike leaves city paralysed
Posted on: 11:11 AM IST Sep 13, 2012
Bangalore: The strike called by workers of Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) and Bangalore Metro Transport Corporation (BMTC) has left commuters stranded in Bangalore and elsewhere in the state.
Nearly 6000 buses which form the lifeline of Bangalore are off roads. Another 8000 buses across the state are not plying.
KSRTC and BMTC employees are demanding a revision of their pay structure as well as turning 33,000 temporary positions into permanent ones. They also want the government to change what they call its 'anti-labour' policies.
Commuters were seen stranded at major bus terminals like the Majestic bus station and at significant city intersections at Kormangla, Indiranagar etc.