Karnataka: Bus strike called off after Govt agrees for 12.5% pay hike

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Karnataka: Bus strike called off after Govt agrees for 12.5% pay hike

The transport strike which had crippled Karnataka was called on Wednesday after the State Government agreed to hike the salaries of the protesting staff by 12.5 percent.

All the buses attached to different Road Transport Corporations (RTCs) resumed operations from Wednesday evening.The government reportedly incurred a loss of Rs 51 crore in the three days of protest, which is said to be the longest strike in the history of Karnataka.

With the 12.5 percent hike, the government is going to have an additional burden of Rs 2,800 crore over the next four years.