Drivers call off “quit steering” agitation, Will resolve demands within 3 months, says state govt

The Drivers strike has finally been put on hold, the agitating members of Odisha Drivers’ Mahasangh on Friday announced their decision to put the strike on hold following a written assurance from the state government on their demands.

As per as reports, the government’s assurance to consider their demands within three months and the inconvenience caused to the public.

The Water Resources, Commerce and Transport Minister Tukuni Sahu, said in the Odisha Assembly earlier today that three months have been sought and that hopefully the drivers association will cooperate.

The move came shortly after Chief Secretary Pradeep Kumar Jena and DGP  Sunil Bansal appealed to the striking drivers to withdraw the stir.

It is worth mentioning that, the protests called by Drivers’ Ekta Mahamancha across Odisha has reached its third day on Friday. The drivers have seen protesting on the roads with posters, banners and placard Across Odisha.

DGP also appealed to the drivers to come join negotiations and not to take law into their own hands. Some criminal and anti-social elements trying to defame drivers by inciting violence, he said.


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