Transport strike withdrawn, buses back on roads

Bus services in Tamil Nadu became normal from this morning, after transport unions withdrew their indefinite strike on Tuesday night following talks with senior Ministers.

Speaking to reporters, transport minister M R Vijayabaskar said, “the government will be disbursing Rs 1,250 crore to clear pending dues and wage revision talks will be held on May 24.”

DMK-backed trade union, LPF general secretary M Shanmugham said the strike was being withdrawn following the assurances from the government.

Earlier on Tuesday, the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court directed the striking Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation employees to give up their stir and return to work immediately.