The joint coordination committee of Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) Employees Unions today called off their proposed two-day strike call from midnight today following an agreement reached with the management. Transport Minister Mohinder Singh told mediapersons that the strike call has been withdrawn.

As per the agreement, the government would constitute a high-powered committee within fifteen days to examine the main demands of the Union to convert the HRTC into Roadways (a government department). The committee would discuss the matter with all concerned including the employees unions and give its recommendations within six months.