Punjab Transport Minister Mr. Ajit Singh Kohar today assured the striking employees of Punjab Roadways and PUNBUS to look into their demands sympathetically and appealed to them for withdrawal of their strike in the larger public interest.
This assurance was given by Mr. Kohar to a deputation of striking employees who called on the Minister in his office this afternoon.The Minister said, during the deliberations, that the state government had always safeguarded the interests of its employees and government was equally concerned about their demands as it was seriously making all out efforts to resolve this issue. Mr. Kohar said that he would soon take up this matter with the Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal for a positive outcome.
The Minister envisaged the co-operation and support of employees to find an amicable solution to this problem through mutual dialogue peacefully and urged them to shun the path of agitation. He said that the strike had not only incurred losses to the Roadways and PUNBUS but the employees themselves had to suffer a lot. Mr. Kohar said that keeping in view the lot of inconvenience caused to the general public due to the strike, the employees should resort to the work so that a congenial atmosphere for a permanent solution could be created on one hand and hardships of the people could be mitigated on the other. Prominent amongst other who attended the meeting included Secretary Transport Mr. Jagpal Singh Sandhu and Director Transport Mr. Sumedh Singh Gurjar.