Minor scuffle leads to major private bus strike

  • By TOI
  • | Sunday | 14th January, 2018

PANAJI: Hundreds of passengers at the Panaji bus stand had nowhere to go after private bus operators announced a sudden strike on Saturday. Private bus operators then demanded an FIR against the KTC staffer and pressed for his arrest. He then allegedly hit Naik, who retaliated.KTC staff confronted Naik and his colleagues again on Saturday at the Panaji bus stand. Things came to a tipping point on Thursday at the Ponda bus stand. On allegations against the KTC staffer, he said, "We will conduct an inquiry and take the necessary action."

PANAJI: Hundreds of passengers at the Panaji bus stand had nowhere to go after private bus operators announced a sudden strike on Saturday.

The strike was the culmination of an altercation between them and some staffers from the state-run Kadamba Transport Corporation KTC ) on Thursday regarding Panaji-Ponda bus services.The state-run and private bus operators along this route haven't been on the best of terms lately, according to sources in the know.

Things came to a tipping point on Thursday at the Ponda bus stand.

A Kadamba bus was queued behind some private buses, and some KTC staffers alleged that the private bus didn't leave on time, thus enabling them to get a larger chunk of the commuters.Annoyed, one KTC driver confronted a private bus driver, Sainath Naik, and filed a complaint against him with the depot.

He then allegedly hit Naik, who retaliated.KTC staff confronted Naik and his colleagues again on Saturday at the Panaji bus stand.

A traffic cop, Deepak Phadte, who was offduty at the time, began to film the incident on his cellphone.

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