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Mini bus operators call off strike after assurance of transport minister
Amritsar, May 19, 2022:
After the intervention and assurance of Punjab Transport Minister Laljit Singh Bhullar, Mini Bus operators called off their strike on Thursday. The Cabinet Minister assured the protesting mini bus operators that their demands will be considered sympathetically in the meeting with Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann.
Transport Minister clarified to Mini bus operators that their bus permits have been revoked by the High Court and after that, no relief has been given by the Supreme Court of India, hence it is not possible for the state government to restore permits in such cases. But, he assured them, "I will sympathetically consider your demands with the officials of Transport Department before discussing the matter with the Chief Minister as the government wants their employees not to be affected and they continuously serve the people."
After the assurance of the Transport Minister, the bus owners announced to end of the strike.
Later, the Minister paid obeisance at Sri Darbar Sahib Amritsar and offered Ardass for the well-being of the state.