Udupi; August 23: Condemning the unjustified and undemocratic bus fare hike and dictatorial and arbitrary attitude of the bus owners association, CPIM on behalf of udupi taluk staged a protest by blocking the road (Rasta roko) on August 22, Thursday at Santhekatte national high way.
It alleged that bus owners association’s decision of hiking the bus fare without consulting the road transport authorities and public into confidence is highly deplorable, undemocratic and unjustified and hence urged the association to withdraw the hike immediately or else face the consequence in the days to come, it warned.
It further alleged that plying bus is a service and there is no opportunity for the owners to hike its fare without the consent of the government. It is unfortunate that the district administration has not taken any steps even though the bus owners have ahead with their decision of hiking fare.
Dogu Suvarna, Vittal Poojary, Raju Poojary, Umesh Kundar, Sanjeev Kaup and among others were present.