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All Odisha Bus Owners’ Association has distanced itself from indefinite strike call given by the Driver Ekata Manch

Bhubaneswar:14/3/23: The All Odisha Bus Owners’ Association has distanced itself from indefinite strike call given by the Driver Ekata Manch in the state.

“The common people will bear the brunt of this agitation. The Bharat Driver Mahasangha has opposed this unlawful strike,” the AOBOA said.

Earlier, the Driver Ekata Manch had claimed that around 5 lakh drivers across the state would participate in the agitation to press for their 10-point charter of demands.

No vehicle except those engaged in emergency services will be allowed to ply on the roads during the strike, threatened the Driver Ekata Manch.

The bus owners’ association has urged the state government to provide adequate security for the plying of passenger buses across the state during the drivers’ agitation.

Besides, Private bus services will continue as usual. Mean, the association met DGP in order to avoid any law and order situation during the protest. Private buses will ply on all routes in the State, informed private bus owners’ association secretary as drivers’ association to go ahead with the strike over 10-point charter of demands.

Members of the Bus Owners’ Association told the DGP that they were determined to maintain the private bus service but apprehended that the strike may affect the movement of about 14,000 buses in the state. If this happens, the common man will bear the brunt of the strike by the drivers, they added.

On the other hand, members of the Odisha Motor Chalak Sangha have announced that they would not support the strike by the Mahasangha.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.
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