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Kerala to decide on bus fare hike before Oct 10


September 19th, 2012 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 19 (IANS) Kerala is looking into the demand for a fare hike by bus operators in the state in the backdrop of the rise in diesel price and ... Read more...

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Andhra continues crackdown on bus operators


June 20th, 2012 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 20 (IANS) Intensifying their crackdown on private bus operators across Andhra Pradesh, the authorities Wednesday seized 83 buses plying in violation of rules.The Road Transport Authority (RTA) conducted ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka fishermen clash with cops over fuel price hike


February 15th, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 15 (IANS) Violence broke out in parts of Sri Lanka Wednesday as fishermen protested a hike in fuel price. One fisherman was killed and many others were injured ... Read more...

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Private bus operators in Kerala to go on strike


June 25th, 2011 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 25 (IANS) With diesel prices hiked by Rs.3 a litre, private bus operators in Kerala Saturday demanded a rise in bus fares and called for a token strike ... Read more...

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Haryana bus strike hits thousands (Second Lead)


June 8th, 2011 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 8 (IANS) Bus commuters had a tough time in Haryana Wednesday as Haryana Roadways employees went on a day's strike against the government's privatisation policy. Around 100 strikers ... Read more...

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Thousands hit due to bus strike in Haryana (Lead)


June 8th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 8 (IANS) Bus commuters had a tough time in Haryana Wednesday as Haryana Roadways employees went on a day's strike to denounce the government's privatisation policy.The large fleet ... Read more...

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Haryana Roadways employees’ strike harasses people


June 8th, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 8 (IANS) Residents of Haryana had a tough time as hundreds of Haryana Roadways employees went on a one-day strike Wednesday to protest against the privatisation policy of ... Read more...

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Court tips on traffic scenario after Blueline buses exit


March 3rd, 2011 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Thursday ordered the complete phaseout of privately-owned Blueline buses, blamed for accidents in the capital, by June 2012. It also gave ... Read more...

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Court ruling on Blueline buses Thursday


March 2nd, 2011 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) The Delhi High Court will pronounce its verdict Thursday on a petition by private bus operators seeking a stay on the Delhi government's decision to ... Read more...

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It’s adieu to 1,600 Blueline buses in Delhi


October 28th, 2010 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) With a government notification coming into effect Thursday, 1,600 privately run Blueline buses went off the capital's roads. While many commuters have welcomed the decision, others are ... Read more...

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End of road for 1,600 Blueline buses from Thursday


October 27th, 2010 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) The 1,600-odd Blueline buses will become a part of history with a notification to do away with the private bus service, blamed for deaths of hundreds on ... Read more...

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Punjab’s private bus operators demand hike in fares


August 3rd, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 3 (IANS) The Punjab Motor Union (PMU), an organisation of private passenger bus operators, Tuesday appealed to the state government to increase bus fares and cut down motor vehicle ... Read more...

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Bus fares hiked in Kerala


March 4th, 2010 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 4 (IANS) The Kerala government Thursday hiked bus fares in the state by 50 paise to Rs.4. The per km fares for auto rickshaws and taxis were also raised by ... Read more...

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Karnataka says no to Rama Sene shutdown call (Lead)


February 13th, 2010 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 13 (IANS) The call by the Sri Rama Sene, a fringe group, to shut down Karnataka Saturday in protest against blackening the face of its chief Pramod Mutalik, allegedly by ... Read more...

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Karnataka ignores Sri Rama Sene shutdown call


February 13th, 2010 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 13 (IANS) Right wing outfit Sri Rama Sene's call to shut down Karnataka Saturday in protest against blackening the face of its chief Pramod Mutalik, allegedly by Youth Congress activists, ... Read more...

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Maoist shutdown hits life in parts of Orissa


December 8th, 2009 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Dec 8 (IANS) A statewide shutdown called by Maoists in Orissa Tuesday crippled life in parts of the state, an official said. Private bus operators kept their buses off the roads in ... Read more...

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Indefinite strike of private bus operators enters fourth day in Bhubaneswar


October 5th, 2009 - 10:14 pm ICT by ANI
Bhubaneswar, Oct 5(ANI): An indefinite strike called by private bus operators in Bhubaneswar entered its fourth day on Monday, as passengers continued to bear the brunt.The private bus operators are protesting ... Read more...

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Orissa private bus operators to go on strike Sunday (Lead, superseding earlier story)


October 4th, 2009 - 5:05 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Oct 4 (IANS) The private bus owners in Orissa have decided to go ahead with a statewide strike Sunday after marathon talks with the government failed to resolve their toll fee ... Read more...

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Orissa private bus operators to go on strike Friday


October 4th, 2009 - 4:04 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar Oct 4 (IANS) The private bus owners in Orissa have decided to go ahead with their statewide strike Friday after marathon talks with the government failed to resolve the toll fee ... Read more...

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Punjab planning direct bus service to Delhi airport


August 13th, 2009 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 13 (IANS) The Punjab Road Transport Corporation (PRTC) is holding talks with Delhi transport authorities to start a direct bus service from various cities in the state to the Indira ... Read more...

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To prevent accidents, Andhra to ban heavy traffic


July 14th, 2009 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 14 (IANS) Alarmed over the rising number of road accidents before sunrise due to "sleepy drivers", Andhra Pradesh is planning to ban movement of buses and other heavy vehicles between ... Read more...

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Chandigarh’s school bus operators call off strike


July 13th, 2009 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 13 (IANS) Private school bus operators, on strike for the past four days against a government order making speed governors mandatory in all buses, Monday evening called off their stir ... Read more...

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Chandigarh school buses go off road, court rules strike illegal (Lead)


July 10th, 2009 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 10 (IANS) Hundreds of students here were affected as nearly 500 private school buses went off the road Friday against the administration's decision to fine and impound any buses plying ... Read more...

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Bus traffic between Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat hit


June 26th, 2009 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, June 26 (IANS) Inter-state traffic between Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat has been hit hard as the two states have detained each other's buses on various grounds. This has led to many ... Read more...

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Exclusive bus service for Chandigarh government school students


June 25th, 2009 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 25 (IANS) The Chandigarh administration is all set to launch an exclusive bus service for government school kids by next month. This service - the first in the country - ... Read more...

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Volvo buses set for slow drive on bumpy road


March 10th, 2009 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 10 (IANS) Volvo Buses India Ltd, which posted a robust 115 percent growth in 2008, is aiming a slower growth this calendar year due to the economic slowdown and fund ... Read more...

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Stray violence mars Goa shutdown called by Hindu group (Lead)


October 20th, 2008 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 20 (IANS) Stray incidents of violence marred a day-long shutdown in Goa called by a rightwing Hindu group to protest the alleged desecration of Hindu temples. Markets were shut and ... Read more...

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Public transport declared essential service in Madhya Pradesh


August 28th, 2008 - 1:41 am ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Aug 28 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh government late Wednesday brought private bus operators under the provisions of the Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA) after they resorted to an indefinite strike which ... Read more...

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Madhya Pradesh hikes bus fare by 10 percent


August 21st, 2008 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Aug 21 (IANS) Bowing to a demand of private bus operators, the Madhya Pradesh government has hiked bus fares by ten percent, official sources here said Thursday. The hike has been ... Read more...

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Andhra minister’s brother protests against transport authorities


July 28th, 2008 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 28 (IANS) The crackdown by transport authorities in Andhra Pradesh on private bus operators violating rules has evoked strong protest from the brother of a minister. J.C. Prabhakar Reddy, a ... Read more...

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Kerala Government hikes bus fares to meet petro costs


July 10th, 2008 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
Thiruvananthapuram, July 10 (ANI): The Government of Kerala today decided to increase fares of ordinary and fast passenger buses by Rs one and fixed the minimum charges in these categories at ... Read more...

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Bus strike in Madhya Pradesh called off


July 1st, 2008 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, July 1 (IANS) The two-day-old strike by transporters in Madhya Pradesh was called off Tuesday after Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan promised to study their demands sympathetically. More than 15,000 buses ... Read more...

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Madhya Pradesh bus strike called off


July 1st, 2008 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, July 1 (IANS) Transporters in Madhya Pradesh Tuesday called off their two-day-old strike following Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's assurance that the government would look into their demands sympathetically. "The strike ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh bus operators call off proposed strike (Lead)


June 30th, 2008 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, June 30 (IANS) Private bus operators in Chhattisgarh, have called off their proposed indefinite strike from Monday midnight, after the government permitted them to hike fares. The Bus Owners Association called ... Read more...

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Madhya Pradesh bus strike enters second day


June 30th, 2008 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, June 30 (IANS) Thousands in Madhya Pradesh had a harrowing time Monday as an indefinite strike by private bus operators entered the second day in support of a 50 percent hike ... Read more...

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