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Haryana Roadways employees on day-long strike today

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

Roadways employees today went on a day-long strike in protest against the state government's decision to introduce 700 private buses in the state.

Nearly 4,000 buses in remained off roads, hitting

Employees under the banner of Roadways Karamchari Joint Action Committee have been holding protests at several places against the

They said they would not allow the to launch 700 private buses in the state as it would lead to privatisation of the transport department.

They said the government should instead increase the number of buses under the roadways department.

Police personnel were deployed at several bus stands in Haryana to prevent any untoward incident in the wake of the day-long strike.

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First Published: Tue, August 07 2018. 10:35 IST