Kozhikode: Rising multiple demands and citing skyrocketing diesel price, private bus operators in Kerala have called for an indefinite strike from November 9. According to the bus operators, running the buses in the present situation is counterproductive and they want the government to intervene.
The operators are batting for multiple demands. The minimum fare should be hiked to Rs 12 from Rs 8. Similarly, the minimum charge of students’ concession fare should be set at Rs 6. They demand the fare per kilometre should be increased by Rs 1.
Bus operators across the state have faced huge losses during the Covid-19 lockdowns. The restrictions on the number of passengers continue.
The government is expected to hold talks with the associations.