KSRTC strike: No holiday for Udupi and DK

10:12 AM, Monday, July 25th, 2016

Belthangadi-KSRTCBelthangady: As the KSRTC employees goes on strike, state government has declared holiday for the schools and colleges, but Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and some other district’d Deputy Commissioners have not declared the holiday for their respective district. This has created confusion among students.

No alternative measures are taken by the district administration. 17000 students in Puttur, 9000 in Belthangady and in Bantwal taluk 6000 students have received bus pass for the government busses.

In Sullia, Subrahmanya and some of the rural areas of Belthangady doesn’t have any private transport carriages. There are many areas where no private transport busses were seen.

CM office media correspondent have declared the holiday for the schools and colleges. So, all the media channels published the news. Later, the authority was given to the DC’s. Udupi and Dakshina Kannada DC officially declared that there won’t be any holiday. In Dakshina Kannad district there are many students who are depended on KSRTC busses.

District administration have taken this decision based on the situation of urban areas, where there are many private busses can be seen, but in rural areas people are dependent on only government busses.

Now the students and local people are travelling in jeeps and other private vehicles. All the private vehicles are fully rushed with the passengers. This might cause many accidents. Moreover, many schools and colleges have scheduled exams for the students. Parents of the students are urging the district administration to consider the rural area’s problems also.

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