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Ongoing TSRTC strike: KCR govt extends Dussehra holidays for schools, colleges

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao held again a review meeting on Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) strike on Saturday.

The KCR government has decided to extend Dussehra holidays in the state for schools till October 20.

The TSRTC employees have called for a bandh on October 19. However, KCR said that all buses will be in operation in the next three days. KCR said, “Under any circumstance, the government will not recognise the illegal strike and not even negotiate.”

KCR added that TSRTC employees will be issued salaries but only those epmloyees will get the salaries who were not on strike. KCR said, “Officials have been ordered to pay salaries for the month of September in respect of those who are not on strike.”

The officials were instructed to immediately start operating 50 per cent TSRTC buses, 30 per cent on rent basis and 20 per cent private buses.

The CM also announced that the Dussehra holidays will be extended and applicable to all the educational institutions in the state till October 20 to avoid any inconvenience to the students.

The KCR government is also planning to hire retired TSRTC and police drivers to oparet busses.


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