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  • 9:32 AM IST

    TNSTC bus strike continues for the second day today.

  • 4:10 PM IST
    According to the reports of Times Of India, STU-wise WhatsApp helpline numbers have been created for the public so that messages regarding bus service requirements can be communicated.

    MTC – 9445030518

    VPM – 9585234004

    SLM- 9489203900
    SETC – 9445014436

    CBE – 9442501920

    KUM – 9487995529

    MDU – 9487599019

    TNV – 9489052024
  • 1:22 PM IST

    The Karnataka-owned KSRTC halted its buses from Bengaluru, Mysore to Coimbatore.

  • 12:22 PM IST

    As per the reports of Times of India, miscreants damaged 23 buses across the state and six buses across Chennai.

  • 11:18 AM IST
    Reportedly, the commuters were forced to pay three times more than the fixed bus fares in the private buses which were put on service to ply passengers from Puducherry to Tamil Nadu.
  • 11:11 AM IST

    Talking to The Hindu Transport Minister M.R. Vijayabaskar said,”37 unions were in support of the government. Ten others, including those headed by DMK and Left, have participated in the strike. Efforts are on to operate the buses in full strength even as 2000 private vehicles will be operated in Chennai to clear the rush.”

  • 10:54 AM IST
    Mornam, Vandavasi, Chengam and Polur in Tiruvannamalai district witnessed clashes as striking employees pelted stones at four government buses.
  • 10:47 AM IST

  • 10:33 AM IST

    Following the indefinite strike, cab aggregator Ola launches ola shuttle (mini bus) in Chennai across 20 routes.

  • 10:29 AM IST

    In view of transport unions strike in Tamil Nadu, Southern Railway increases Chennai Suburban trains, announces special long distance trains.

New Delhi: Trade unions of Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation (TNSTC) have decided to go on indefinite strike across the state from today. The staff unions have been demanding the release of funds for the arrears of the employees along with retirement benefits and Provident Fund. TNSTC buses in districts like Tiruchy, Thanjavur and Udhagamandalam went on strike with immediate effect by Sunday evening itself, leaving several passengers stranded after seven rounds of talks with the government officials on Sunday ended in a deadlock.

According to the reports, during the talks yesterday, the minister informed the union leaders that the government would disburse Rs 500 crore in September, but the leaders did not agree and they demanded at least Rs 1,000 crore. Talking to ANI, State transport minister MR Vijayabhaskar said, “Private operators have been asked to ply their buses in more numbers in all routes. Efforts are also being made to press into service retired staff.”

“Around ten trade unions gave notice to the transport department. The strike will be full-fledged from Monday,” Vijayabhaskar said further.

According to India Today, the transport corporation workers have not been given their pending wages for almost four years however the due amount has been constantly deducted from their salary.

(With inputs from agencies)