Roadways workers will be on strike from today in Uttarakhand.

The Uttaranchal Roadways Employees Union has announced a strike from the first bus service in all depots. At the same time, the Transport Corporation has called the employees union for talks. After the talks, the union will take a further decision on Wednesday.

The strike has been going on in Uttarakhand Roadways Employees Union for five days in Dehradun division over the seven-point demand including payment of salaries. Now the strike will start on January 13 in all the divisions of Roadways. Union General Secretary of the Union Ashok Chaudhary said that about 3500 employees associated with the union will be on strike. A large number of them are drivers and conductors. Due to this, the bus service is expected to be stalled by around 80 percent.

However, 20 percent of the drivers will operate buses. On the other hand, the Transport Corporation has called for talks on Wednesday to hear the demands of the striking employees. Union General Secretary of the Union Ashok Chaudhary says that he will continue the movement until his demands are met. Corporation General Manager Operations Deepak Jain says that an attempt is being made to persuade the employees union by talking to them.
Injured driver died in road accident, Roadways gave relief amount of Rs five lakh
The 57-year-old driver, who was injured in a roadways bus accident, died during treatment in AIIMS Rishikesh on Tuesday morning. Roadways officers were agitated after hearing the news of his death. The corporation has announced a recommendation to provide a job to a dependent of the family along with a financial assistance of Rs five lakh to the family.

The Uttaranchal Roadways Employees Union had alleged that the Transport Corporation had provided 2000 km of duty to the elderly driver by the Transport Driver while messing with the safety of passengers and smashing the Motor Vehicles Act. The driver of the accident was also believed to be sleepy. While demanding a magisterial inquiry into the incident, the Employees Union has demanded lodging of FIRs on the officers who have been doing continuous duty.

At the same time, the wife of the deceased has also demanded to file a lawsuit against the officers, financial assistance of 20 lakh rupees and job to the son. Due to the ongoing strike of the Roadways Employees Union for the last five days, continuous duty is being done without giving rest to the drivers and operators associated with other organizations.

The consequence was that the roadways bus going from Chandigarh to Haridwar had crashed in the early hours of Sunday. This simple bus from Haridwar depot was confronted by a bus from Uttar Pradesh Roadways in Shyampur, in which 55-year-old driver Ompal Singh of Uttarakhand Roadways was badly injured and undergoing treatment at Rishikesh AIIMS Hospital.

Expressing sorrow over the incident, Assistant General Manager Prateek Jain announced the immediate assistance of Rs 5 lakh to the kin of the deceased driver, along with a recommendation to give a job to a dependent of the family. He also said that all the dues of the deceased driver will be paid within 15 days.

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