Shimla: Strike of taxi operators and other commercial vehicles operators has enter into the third day and it’s seems that it’s likely to intense as Govt has indicated to take “retaliatory measures” to rein in them. On the other side private transporters were also adamant on the strike.

In a press conference at Shimla, Transport Minister GS Bali claimed that there was no proposal for any hike in taxes and called strike misguided and “uncalled for”. He stated that there was no reason for the strike and even the operators didn’t approach him with their problems before the strike.

Bali said that the strike had caused inconvenience to the people and threatens to take necessary steps to overcome the situation. He hinted to “roll back” 30 per cent hike in bus fares, which will directly impact the business of the private commercial operators.

Transport Minister also made clear to introduce certain reforms like introducing metered taxis, mandatory wearing uniform, allowing parking of vehicles only at authorised places, and imparting training on good behavior.

Bali also slams transport operators and political parties for deliberately playing politics instead of protecting the interests of the commuters.

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