HC asks RTC crew in both states to resume duties

HYDERABAD: Hyderabad High Court on Saturday directed the striking RTC employees of both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh States to resume duties immediately.

Responding to a House Motion Petition (HMP) on the ongoing RTC strike filed by TDP leader Venkatrao, the High Court inquired into the issue and adjourned the case to May 12. Expressing anger at the strike, the Court opined that the strike was not proper on the part of RTC workers.

The RTC Unions made it clear that they would respond only after seeing the copy of the court order.

Strike will go on: NMU

Condemning the illegal arrests in Chittoor district, National Mazdoor Union (NMU) has made it clear that it would continue the strike. It also demanded that the government respond immediately on strike.

On the other hand, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu held a review meeting at Lakeview Guest House in Hyderabad. Andhra Pradesh State Transport Minister Siddha Raghava Rao, RTC Managing Director Sambasiva Rao participated in the review meeting.

Swacch Bharat on Sunday: EU

Employees Union (EU) leader Padmakar said they would stage dharnas in front of the bus depots on Sunday in both the states. He also said they would take up ‘Swacch Bharat’ program at bus stands in protest against the management’s rigid attitude. They are going to submit memoranda to the district collectors and Tahsildars on Monday. He said the union was ready for discussions with whom-so-ever-it-may-be. He made it clear that they never said they would discuss the issue with anybody. He hoped that the discussions would be held in cordial atmosphere. (NSS)

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