Bus strike in Kolkata, adjoining districts on June 7
Kolkata: The state Transport department has taken all necessary steps so that common people do not face any trouble even if there is a bus strike.
Bus owners and operators would go for a strike on June 7 demanding a hike in bus fare as fuel prices have shot up. It is learnt that they will initially strike in Kolkata, North and South 24-Parganas.
Sources said that the state Transport department will be plying 1,500 additional buses so that people do not face any inconvenience in reaching their destinations even if there is any strike at all.
However, the experts in transport sector have not ruled out the possibilities of withdrawal of the strike at the last moment.
It may be mentioned that the Mamata Banerjee government has brought an end to the "bandh culture" in the state and the state Transport department has played a major role in finishing off this practice by plying sufficient number of buses so that people do not face any inconvenience.
At the same time, the state
Transport department has also assured support in case any bus is damaged for plying on any day of a bandh.
This time, too, the state Transport department is taking necessary measures to ensure that people do not face problem.
It may be mentioned that this comes at a time when Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has criticised the abnormal and arbitrary hike in the prices of petrol and diesel as well as cooking gas.
The party has held protests and demonstrations throughout the state to protest against the Centre's high-handedness.