Transport system is the lifeline of any metropolitan city and auto strike put had caused lot of hardship for commuters. BEST buses were packed to capacity and people struggled to reach their desired destination be it workplace or otherwise with great difficulty. Not sure what their genuine problems are but ‘strike’ as a tool in today’s world of competition is undemocratic and uncalled for. Today, private cab operators operate at the cost of auto fare which means autos which run on CNG is expensive. Still if they go on strike inspite of their inefficiency and rude behaviour means commuters who are their patrons are being taken for ransom which is unfair and unethical.
Strikes means failure of communication and genuine problems can only be addressed with proper representation and debate with the respective authorities. Better sense should prevail and party’s involved should settle their dispute amicably than putting commuters to hardship time and again!
(The views expressed by the author in the article are his/her own.)