We are not responsible for the losses: Soundararajan
TAMIL NADU: As the strike by state transport workers demanding a pay hike in Tamil Nadu entered its fourth day, sources in the government told that 71 per cent buses have resumed operations. After most workers defied the Madras High Court order directing them to report for work or face consequences, the government roped in 4,578 drivers and 3,496 conductors on a temporary basis to put its fleet of 22,000 buses back on track, a senior officer said.
However, in Chennai where the local bus transport is monopolised by the state-owned corporation, only 58 per cent buses were back.
Soundararajan, a union leader, said, "We apologise to commuters. We hope they would understand our plight. The government has pushed us to this. We are not responsible for the losses."