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Passengers face hardship as drivers of cluster buses continue

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Passengers had a harrowing time as they stepped out for their destination and could not find buses with the strike of drivers and conductors of cluster buses entering its fourth third day.

On several routes, there was a shortage of cluster buses, operated by Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System (DIMTS).

Office goers had a tough time reaching their workplace. The Audyogik Kamgar Vikas Union has been protesting the non- payment of salaries as per the new rates of minimum wages.

According to the union, hundreds of drivers and conductors will stage a protest outside the Lt Governor's office tomorrow as the was "not paying heed" to their demands.

"We will continue our strike until our demands are The is not serious about our issues. Tomorrow, drivers and conductors of cluster buses will stage a protest outside the LG's office," union's president Pramod Tomar said.

Although there are around 2,200 cluster buses (orange), the Transport Corporation (DTC) runs around 4,000 buses across the city.

As per the new minimum wages implemented in March, an unskilled worker is to be given a minimum Rs 13,350 per month.

For semi-skilled and skilled persons, the minimum wages are Rs 14,698 and Rs 16,182 per month, respectively.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, May 18 2017. 00:28 IST