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City Bus Service On Strike

City Bus Service On Strike
January 31, 2012

The controversy between the two different groups of city bus pliers does not seem to die as the govt. backed BSRTC's Eden Bus Service and the City Bus Service Association standing face-to-face to one another. The City Bus Service Association went on a day long like strike on Monday in Patna and sit on a dharna near Kargill roundabout to press their demand. At present, running buses on 11 intercity routes connecting the city from Danapur to Patna city, there are about 250 buses running under city bus service, serving the daily commuters. It is well known that these buses face a tough competition since the Eden Bus Services were launched in Patna some years ago. General Secretary of the City Bus Service Association, Umesh Prasad Sinha criticized the state government for adopting different policy for these two groups. “We want a level playing field, a true competition and this is how the service will improved and commuters will be benefited”.  Eden which is backed by the govt. does not follow the route-norms claims the association secretary. “Moreover, we can’t share bus stand with Eden at bankipore”, he continues. He shown several documents related to assurance from administration and other govt. quarters to provide them separate stand and address their various demands.