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Passengers forced to pay arbitrary fares; ST management does not have any planning for rural areas

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Passengers forced to pay arbitrary fares;  ST management does not have any planning for rural areas

Nagpur. The long lasting strike of ST workers is becoming a problem for the rural areas. Due to no arrangement for commuting here, private bus drivers are charging arbitrary fare. Especially in the evening, their fare goes up to two times. The ride is compelled to pay more money. In this matter, ST Mahamandal says that at present it is facing shortage of employees. For this reason, he has to take the help of the employees of the private company. He has no shortage of resources. There is just a shortage of man power, which will be tried to be filled in the coming days.

Let us inform that the ST management has started running its buses in the urban area for the time being. Talking about the last two months, the journey of buses which started from 15-16 has now reached 75. Officials also claim that they will take this number beyond 100 by February. But this planning is only for urban areas. ST Mahamandal does not have any precise planning for rural areas yet. Due to which many people have to suffer every day here. Private bus operators are taking advantage of this shortcoming. They are charging exorbitant rent from the people. Along with this, many private operators have also installed additional buses on these rural routes so that maximum income can be earned.

17 employees dismissed again

On Saturday, ST Mahamandal again sacked 17 employees. These include 7 drivers, 7 carriers, 2 mechanical and 1 employee from administrative. The total number of employees dismissed on Saturday has gone up to 306. While many employees are upset due to this action of ST Mahamandal, many are still confused. The employees’ union is constantly giving assurances of merger to the workers, but the way the government is looking at it, nothing is clearly visible. The dismissed employees say that what they have to do next is being planned.

7,752 traveled in 73 buses

ST Mahamandal ran a total of 73 buses on Saturday. In which 7,752 people traveled. On Saturday, 1 bus was run for Ganeshpeth-26, Imamwada-6, Ghat Road-22, Umred-2, Saoner-7, Ramtek-2 and Katol. The 73 buses covered a total distance of 19,503.2 km by making 196 ferries. All of them come in the urban area. At present, the biggest problem remains regarding rural areas. The most troubled are the shopkeepers and people coming to Nagpur for daily work. At present, due to the ongoing Corona period, many sick people are hardly able to come to Nagpur. But they are finding it very expensive to come and go. No one pays attention to this.