THE BUS service of Haryana Roadways to numerous states from Chandigarh got here to a grinding halt on Tuesday because of the strike by Haryana Roadways Staff Union (HRWU), inflicting hardships to hundreds of passengers. Official estimates say greater than 600 buses of Haryana Roadways remained off the highway.

On Tuesday, since early morning lengthy queues of passengers have been witnessed at ISBTs of Sector 17 and Sector 43. Scarcity of buses led to harassment of passengers and plenty of remained stranded for hours as they couldn’t get a bus to succeed in their locations.

The Haryana Roadways runs the best variety of buses among the many bus companies which function from Chandigarh every day.

“I used to be unaware of right this moment’s strike. There is no such thing as a Volvo service out there right here and I’ve been ready for the final two hours. A bus of Punjab Roadways got here and simply few seats have been left within the bus. The opposite operators say their buses are booked,” stated Amit Verma, a Mohali resident, who was going to Delhi and was ready at Sector 17 ISBT. “It’s very tough to get a cab as properly.”

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A gaggle of scholars who have been travelling to Faridabad from Chandigarh stated they needed to watch for 4 hours to get a bus. “We are going to take part in a cultural programme at Faridabad within the night. We reached the bus stand at 9 am and nonetheless we’re not in a position to get a bus to Delhi,” stated Vinay, one of many college students.

The unavailability of Haryana Roadways buses on the two ISBTs led to stress on different operators as properly. An official from the Punjab Roadways stated that there was an enormous rush of passengers to totally different states. He, nonetheless, stated that they weren’t operating extra buses to any space.

An operator from Chandigarh Transport Endeavor (CTU) at Sector 17 ISBT stated that it was not clear whether or not bus operators would ship their buses to Haryana on Wednesday as they’d “security issues”.

Including to the harassment on Tuesday was the scarcity of cabs within the metropolis. A number of passengers complained that cab operators demanded extreme fares from passengers.

The tour operators, too, agreed that demand had been excessive since Tuesday afternoon. “We now have 30 cabs, however we couldn’t present any cab after 4 pm. The demand was very excessive within the metropolis,” stated M S Gulia, proprietor of Protected Tour and Travels within the metropolis.

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