Shimla: The private bus operators too joined in the protests against the poor road conditions in Shimla district when buses remained off roads on Saturday causing harassment to the commuters.
No buses plied on over 300 rural routes and 108 local routes in the Shimla districts. Local private buses plying in Shimla town too participated in the protests.
The operators have been protesting against the poor road conditions of the roads in Shimla town and the district. Officials of Himalayan Private Bus Operators Union said due to bad road conditions the buses were developing technical faults leading to accidents. The union said that the government instead of maintaining the roads was instead challaning vehicles.
The union threatened to go on a indefinite strike if no preventive measures were taken by the government in future.