Delhi city buses to ply during strike

Last Updated: Tue, Feb 19, 2013 21:49 hrs

New Delhi: Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) buses will ply during the two-day strike called by trade unions and other groups Wednesday-Thursday as all its unions have agreed not to participate in the shutdown, the government said.

"All the major unions of DTC, including DTC Employees Congress, Delhi Parivahan Mazdoor Sangh, DTC Worker's Union and DTC Unity Centre, have agreed not to participate in the strike. However, DTC has taken all preventive measures for the convenience of the passengers," said a statement from the Delhi Chief Minister's Office Tuesday.

"Besides, all officers, traffic staff or technical staff have been directed not to proceed on leave. The leave already sanctioned other than on medical grounds has also been cancelled," it added.

The absence of the staff on these two days will be treated as unauthorized absence and disciplinary action shall be taken against such staff, said the statement.

Key sectors of the economy may be crippled as a massive nation-wide trade union strike is set to start Wednesday, which will shut transport, banking services, shops and the postal system.

Central trade unions called for two-day mega strike as their talks with the government failed to reach a conclusion.

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