An argument between a CTU bus driver and an auto rickshaw driver led to a blockade on one of the busiest roads in Chandigarh.
An altercation between a CTU driver and an auto rickshaw driver led to a traffic jam on the Sector 35-36 dividing road. CTU driver Milan Singh had an argument with autorickshaw driver Bhupinder Singh at around 8 am. The verbal duel soon got out of hand. Both the drivers sustained injuries and were rushed to Government Multi Specialty Hospital in Sector 16. Immediately after the incident, members of the CTU bus union stopped CTU buses carrying passengers at Sector 35-36. Members of the CTU Union said the issue of friction between bus and auto drivers needs to be resolved at the earliest.
In the midst of the argument, passengers were stranded. They had no option but to wait for the blockade to be lifted. The worst affected were students, employees and people who had professional appointments. The blockade, which lasted more than two hours, was lifted only after DSP Traffic Kamaldeep Singh pacified bus drivers.
The issue has been resolved for now. But things remain precarious for people who depend on buses and autos. There’s no telling when drivers will be pitted against each other the next time.
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