Nagpur: On the 14th day of the strike of MSRTC employees across the state, the Regional Transport Office (RTO) has operated private buses on many routes including Gadchiroli, Chandrapur, Wardha, Gondia, Bhandara, Katol, Amravati, on Wednesday.
According to Acting Regional Transport Officer Ravindra Bhuyar, 10,000 passengers were on board in total of 350 buses.
In the midst of very heavy police settlement, the Regional Transport Office team under the leadership of Motor Vehicle Inspector named Anand Mohod has resumed the bus service from outside the ST depot in Ganeshpeth. Due to which the passengers, especially those traveling from rural areas and internal places in Nagpur district have also got relief.
Initially, the Regional Transport Office has started operations from outside this Ganeshpeth depot. Citing the High Court order not to allow private bus operation at all within a radius of about 200 meters from the ST stand, The Nagpur district police under the leadership of Senior PI (Traffic) whose name is Hanmant Urlagondawar. He has shifted operations to the nearby roads.
State government will fulfill their demands
All the passengers were inconvenienced due to this move, Those who had to travel a very long distance to board the bus.
All passengers have welcomed the move to ply all private buses on the routes of MSRTC. But it has been told that the service should have been started once again at Ganeshpeth Bus Depot.
Private buses deployed by Regional Transport Office were also carrying all the passengers on routes like Kampti, Butibori, Koradi, etc. Where Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) is providing the service of Aapli Bus.
Transport Commissioner Avinash Dhakne has also said that he has also directed the local office to look into the matter. But till very late evening no decision of any kind has been taken. The Commissioner of Police, whose name is Amitesh Kumar. He also assured to solve the matter.
The Regional Transport Office is closely monitoring the movement of all these private buses. But some operators had allegedly turned away many passengers. Some commuters have also reported that operators are charging exorbitant fares on several routes like Bhandara, Wardha, and Gondia.
The ST employees have also said that they will continue their strike till all their demands are met. ST driver Pravin Ghughe, one of those who led this movement, has said that he will not take law and order into his own hands, completely rejecting the opposition to plying these private buses.
It is the hope of all the employees that the state government will fulfill their demands.