City bus operators seek information on PF and ESI

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Jamshedpur : City bus operations today lodged complain at the DC office charging allegations that Jharkhand Tourism Development Corporation (JTDC), which operates the city bus service, has failed to furnish them with information related with PF and ESI.

Ajit Singh and Ganga Prasad led the delegation. Notably, Jamshedpur was allotted a fleet of 50-odd city buses when the service was launched as part of the JNNURM in August 2010.

Out of the 50 city buses allotted only 13 are running on three-four routes while most of these buses remain stranded at the Baridih depot due to lack of maintenance.

The bus service was launched in the city in September , 2010 as part of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) .

But, since then it has been plagued by myriad problems. In the past 24 months, bus drivers and auxiliary staff have ceased work as many as 21 times over non-payment of dues.

At present, 20 city bus ferries 10,000-odd passengers along seven routes daily.

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