State wide strike by Roadways employees on 2nd September
- Roadways buses and taxi cabs to remain stay put on 2nd September
- Protest by All India trade Union against center’s decision about Road Safety act.
As a mark of protest against the Central Government’s decision to make amendments in the road safety act, the Uttarakhand Roadways workers association will join hands with the All India Trade Union due to which no roadways bus will ply on any route on 2nd September. They have been supported by the taxi association who will also ground their fleet of taxi’s on 2nd September. The common man will be the one to suffer the most from this public transport strike.
What the Government plans to amend in Road Safety Act?
The Central government has proposed to add a clause in the Road Safety Act in which the driver will be could face up to 7 years in prison if a child is hit by his vehicle fatally. Earlier, if a person died after being hit by a vehicle, the driver was prosecuted under Section 304A of the Indian Penal Code, but the new law proposes the case to be registered under section 302 (Attempt to murder) of the Indian Penal Code.
Taxi and bus services to be affected
The taxi association, which has a fleet of around 300 taxi’s plying over various routes across Uttarakhand will also participate in the state wide protest on 2nd September, which means all forms of road public transport will come to a halt on 2nd September.