Hyderabad: As the RTC employees’ strike was seen intensifying with the death toll increasing with every passing day. In a ground-shaking revelation, KCR-led government has announced that it will privatise 5,100 bus routes. Addressing the media after a prolonged state Cabinet meeting on Saturday, CM KCR took no qualms in giving a three-day deadline for the Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) employees.
On this note, KCR stated that the merger of the Corporation with the Government is not at all into his consideration from the beginning. He said that the cabinet unanimously decided to grant permits to 5,100 private buses permits. The government has set a deadline for the employees to report back within November 5th. “If the RTC workers fail to report within the next three day, I will have no regrets in privatising the remaining 5,000 routes also,” he added. KCR has reiterated that the strike is a dumb decision and the RTC merger decision will bring the demands from 91 such corporations which he doesn’t want to entertain. RTC employees fell prey to the political vendetta of union leaders and opposition parties. They are the main accused for the deaths of employees,” said KCR. According to the announcement, the 5,100 private buses which are given permits will run under RTC control and all bus passes are valid in these buses.