Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Van operators agree to end strike

Jamshedpur : School van operators in the city on Monday agreed to end their strike from tomorrow after receiving assurances from the district administration.

The van operators gathered at the SDO office this morning and raised their issues. They complained that the traffic police along with district transport department are targeting the operators in the name of overloading and commercialisation of vehicles.

The operators complained that the police were also exploiting them in the name of over loading and demanding bribe.

It may be noted here that as mark of protest against the overloading check drive started by the district transport department and traffic police, the van operators on Thursday night had announced strike. The police recently carried raids at school vans seized their vehicles.

During the after the meeting with SDO, the van operators of Sakchi, Bistupur, Sonari and
Kadma have agreed to call off the strike.

“The van operators have been assured of no hassle from the administration and all the vehicles seized by the police would be released after minimum fine,” said an official.

A leader of Shikshit Berozgar School Vahan Chalak Sangh said, “We have decided to call off our strike because we do not want to make the children suffer due to the attitude of the administration.

We are satisfied with the assurance and I would request all the van operators in the city to start functioning from tomorrow.”

Meanwhile as people in the city reel under humid climate conditions, parents of students studying in English medium schools faced tough times with van operators strike continued on Monday too.

Parents are now pinning hopes that the transpiration would normalise from tomorrow.

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