HYDERABAD: The strike launched by 108 employees of Emergency Response Services on Thursday had partial affect in the state. Contingency plans made by health officials saved the day. Wide options of private travel services in Hyderabad did not let the strike have any impact on the city.
The employees launched the strike demanding the government to take over the 108 Emergency Response Services. Operations of the services are now managed by GVK-EMRI. The employees also wanted the terminated workers to be reinstated.
Officials of the health department said there was no major impact of the strike as only 30 vehicles in the state went off the road, and about 17 per cent employees did not report to duties.
About six vehicles in Karimnagar district and 2 in Medak did not ply.
‘’We will launch relay hunger strike from Friday. We will take our demand to chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao,” said Mandadi Mahender Reddy, president, 108 Emergency Services Employees’ Welfare Association.