The decision was taken after State’s Chief Secretary Pradeep Kumar Jena and DGP Sunil Bansal appealed the agitating drivers to withdraw their strike.
Over 2 lakh drivers launched a “quit steering” strike across the State on Wednesday for an indefinite period demanding social security, including pension after 60 years, accident benefits, and formation of a welfare fund.
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Buses were off the roads and good carriages and cabs remained stranded for last three days at many places in the State due to the ongoing strike by drivers.
Moreover, the supply chain of petrol, diesel, vegetables, gas and other essential commodities was badly hit across the State.