Puri: Private bus services from Puri to Cuttack and other places in the State were halted on Tuesday as bus staffs of the pilgrim town resorted to a cease-work stir causing inconvenience for large numbers of commuters.
Around 100 buses had remained off the roads due to the strike.Protesting against assault on a Puri bus staff at the Cuttack bus terminal a few days ago, the Nilagiri Motor Employees Association resorted to the agitation. It is alleged that the bus staff are facing a lot of inconvenience due to a spat between the Puri and Cuttack bus owners.
Meanwhile, Puri police had asked the agitating bus employees not to obstruct plying of buses on all routes and thus, a heated argument ensued between the agitators and police resulting in arrest of 20 agitating bus employees.
It may be noted here that since March 30, they have stopped plying of buses from Puri to Cuttack and Bhubaneswar.