Lightning strike by interstate buses in Malabar: Many passengers face tough time
Kozhikode: Hundreds of passengers were put in crisis after interstate luxury buses in Malabar regions called for a lightening strike in protest against the surprise checking held by the authorities on Sunday. The travel crisis was resolved to an extent by conducting more services of state buses of Kerala and Karnataka.
Over 50 buses did not conduct service from Kasaragod to Malappuram causing trouble to the passengers travelling to Bengaluru. The Motor Vehicles Department had intensified checking in interstate luxury buses after some passengers were manhandled by the employees of Kallada Travels.
The buses went on strike in protest over this surprise checking titled ‘Operation Night Rider’. The bus owners complain that the officials charge unnecessary fines during the checking.
Only six of Karnataka and four of Kerala government owned buses conduct additional services. The bus owners will hold a discussion with the transport minister today. The bus owners have decided to call for a state-wide indefinite strike if the discussion failed.