Bus drivers stage protest in front of BJP office

STAFF REPORTER
IMPHAL, 24th MARCH: Reacting against the instruction given by some motor vehicle department officials who prohibit bus drivers from parking their buses in front of BJP office, bus drivers providing passenger services along Indo-Burma launched “hands off steering” agitation by parking their buses in front of state BJP office at Nityaipat Chuthek on Friday.

          Indo-Burma Sugnu Road Bus Owners Welfare Association general secretary Th Radheshyam informed that drivers of buses parked in front of BJP office at Nityaipat Chuthek, were told by some motor vehicle department officials not to park their vehicles there.

          The officials came at about 7 am on Friday and asked the drivers to vacate the area without providing any official document. Radheshyam further informed that the area has been used as a parking lot for buses providing passenger services along Indo-Burma road for a long time. So, even if the government issues an order prohibiting bus drivers from parking in the said area, the union will continue using the area as parking lot and will take up various forms of intense agitations.

          A total of 40 to 50 buses were parked in front of the BJP office with respective drivers refusing to take the wheels during the protest demonstration.


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