Stir throws fest travel plans into a tizzy

Stir throws fest travel plans into a tizzy
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As the TSRTC employees struck work, putting brakes to bus services, thousands of passengers were stranded at bus stations across the State and people travelling to their destinations for Dasara and Bathukamma festivals faced harrowing time.

As the TSRTC employees struck work, putting brakes to bus services, thousands of passengers were stranded at bus stations across the State and people travelling to their destinations for Dasara and Bathukamma festivals faced harrowing time.

Authorities were running skeletal services by using 2,100 hired buses and roping in temporary drivers and other workers. Buses of some schools were also pressed into service.

The Joint Action Committee of TSRTC employee unions claimed that all 50,000 employees are participating in the strike.

As the strike spin-off, auto men and private vehicle operators fleeced the anxious travellers by charging them exorbitant rates even for a short distance.

However, Metro trains ran jampacked, providing some relief to office-goers

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