Labourers block highway over increase in bus fare

A group of people resorted to road roko on the Tiruchi–Dindigul national highway near Inamkulathur in the district on Friday condemning the hike in bus fare. The incident led to disruption of vehicular traffic for over an hour.

Police sources here said a section of construction labourers from Maravanur and Manapparai who boarded a government bus proceeding to Tiruchi were taken by surprise over the revised fare charged by the conductor.

Expressing their protest against the bus fare hike, a section of them resorted to road blockade disrupting vehicular traffic on the national highway.

Upon information, police and revenue officials rushed to the spot and pacified the agitating labourers who dispersed later.

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