It left commuters throughout the nation stranded as GSRTC buses stopped plying.
Over 7,000 GSRTC buses are off the roads because nighttime, parked in numerous depots of the organization across the country.
“We have been the disturbing implementation of the Seventh Pay Commission for the final three years, but the government is not heeding our call for,” said Navalsinh Rana, a GSRTC union chief.
“If our demands are not met using tonight, we will launch an indefinite strike,” Rana stated.
Chief Minister Vijay Rupani appealed the employees to call off the strike.
“This may be very unlucky…Their principal demand is the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission. We have given the Seventh Pay Commission to the personnel of earnings-making Public Sector Undertakings,” Rupani said, implying that as GSRTC is making heavy losses, its workforce cannot get the same benefit.
“I could request them to end the agitation at once as it’s far affecting the human beings of the kingdom. A decision might be taken about their call for of earnings hike at the precise time,” the leader minister stated.
However, the three unions of GSRTC employees, which have fashioned a coordination committee for the agitation, maintained that the organization provides a vital service, and profitability ought to no longer be a consideration while dealing with personnel’ demands.
Ahmedabad: Ten human beings, inclusive of six university students, had been arrested in Gujarat’s Rajkot city in the final two days for allegedly gambling the PUBG game on their cellular telephones regardless of the police banning it, officers said.
Police Commissioner Manoj Agrawal on March 6 issued a notification banning the online video games PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) and ‘Momo Challenge’ within the town.
Police stations had been requested to put into effect the ban and arrest people who were nevertheless playing those video games, Rajkot taluka police inspector VS Vanzara said.
“On Tuesday, our teams arrested six university students gambling PUBG sport on their cellular phones on Kalavad Road and in Jagannath Chowk region,” he said.
The same day, Gandhigram police arrested a 25-yr-vintage personal firm worker for playing the game on his cellphone, a release from the police manage room stated.
On Wednesday, three humans were arrested by way of Rajkot police’s different operations institution even as playing the sport on their phones in particular regions of the town, some other professional release stated.
All the men have been booked beneath Indian Penal Code Section 188 (disobedience to reserve duly promulgated via public servant) and later granted bail at the police stations concerned, the police stated.
According to the police commissioner’s notification, the ban turned into vital as those games have been central to violent behavior among youngsters and teenagers.
The video games had been adversely affecting the studies and the overall behavior, behavior, and language of children, the notification said.
Ahmedabad Police Commissioner AK Singh also issued a notification on Wednesday banning both the video games in the metropolis, mentioning comparable reasons.