Udupi: 'Pvt transport operators won't render support to statewide bus strike' - Kuylady Suresh Nayak

Daijiworld Media Network - Udupi

Udupi, Apr 6: Private buses will not be supporting the statewide bus strike, which is scheduled on Wednesday, April 7 informed Kuylady Suresh Nayak, treasurer, Karnataka State Bus Owners Federation at a press meet held on Tuesday, April 6 at Udupi City Bus Owners Association office.

“Strike is not a solution for any problems. Let the concerned have discussions with the state government regarding the fulfilment of their demands," he said. Kuylady also urged for the withdrawal of the strike.

"Private transport operators did not stage any strike in critical times in the interest of the public. If public transport operators go on strike, it will impact the life of the people. We are expecting KSRTC to be considerate. There are 8,000 private transport carriers, 20,000 maxi cabs and 4,000 contract carriers functioning across Karnataka."

He also put forth three major demands in front of the government to be fulfilled at the earliest. The first being concession in tax for two months, the second demand being tax concession for all the surrendered buses and the third being the release of 50% of grants to private buses, which will compensate for the concessional tickets for students. It will help in reducing the financial burden on bus owners, he said.

"Private bus operators will support the government during trying times. Around 2,500 private buses are running in Dakshina Kannada and Udupi. 17 districts in the state have private bus service. The pandemic caused a financial crisis to all these private bus owners. They did not even have enough money to pay the salary of their employees. Yet, the private transport operators will support and stand by the state government and will provide service whenever required," assured Kuylady Suresh Nayak.

"Private transport operators are facing toll problems in Dakshina Kannada. They are required to pay the toll for every trip regardless of the fact they have passengers or not. This puts a burden on private bus owners. Concession in payment of toll should be given for all those trips mentioned in the permit. Private transport operators do not get special privileges like that of government transport operators. It is necessary that private transport owners receive certain benefits as well," he added.

Sandeep, general secretary, Chandan, treasurer, Sudhakar were present.





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  • Subhash Chandra, Managlore

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    Nice try ! during covid lockdown they suffered a lot so now recovering all the loses and hence no strike.

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  • Sachin Kumar, Padubidri

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    Everything is okay but I request to add some more points to it 1. Mask should be compulsory to both the conductor nd driver 2. 50% passenger as per the rule 3. Seat system .. 4 sanitizing the bus

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  • Evans C Sumitra, Udupi/New York, USA.

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    Kudla Stories, Kudla, What mind-blowing comment? I fully agree with it and it makes sense.

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  • Hussain, Qatar

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    If the government doesn't allow you to raise ticket fares in case of increase in price of fuel and spare parts then lets see whether you will be off road or on road

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  • Mathew, Udupi

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    Make hay when the sun shines

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  • Evans C Sumitra, Udupi/New York, USA.

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    Mathew, Udupi, I fully agree with your comments. Your said it right.

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  • CHRISTINE, mangalore

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    this is called humanity. this is called private concern. govt workers get so much salary and work is only 50%. private concern pays little salary still the workers see that they render good service.no leave or holidays for them. timings also hard. still with smiling face they render good servive. Let all govt be privatised.

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  • udupi citizen, udupi

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    Wow good demands he put ... Mr. Suresh nayak ... Do u think public will get effected from ur so called strike ? Ur not supporting strike coz u don't want to loose money ... Very politely u requested goverment bot ur points ... In same way has a public I will requesting to add few more points .. 1. Private buses will follow the covid guidelines ( 50% occupancy which is not following ) 2. Bus drivers will not permitted rash driving . 3. Bus drivers will stop thier buses only in bus stops not any middle of the road. 4. Bus drivers will not fight for timings ( kapu inccident ) 5. Bus driver will drive as per indian traffic law ... Plz add these point also mr. Suresh nayak ...

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    Good Riddance ...

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  • Kudla Stories, Kudla

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    Wow. Sudden realisation that strike is not a solution for your problems. I am wondering if this same good sense would have prevailed if it was any other govt. Too much of blind bhakti.

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  • Ahmed, Bangalore

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    If it was non BJP government then these private transport operators would have supported. All the leaders are here Modi Bhakts hence they will not support if its against their government

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