Tourists and people travelling in various areas of the state faced significant problems because truck and bus drivers protested the new hit-and-run law. During the protest, the head of RSRTC told depot managers to keep bus services running on different paths to prevent traffic jams. This affected bus operations on routes such as Udaipur-Mangalwad, Alwar-Rajgarh, Begu-Gopalpura, Dungarpur-Sagwa-da, Bharatpur-Lohagarh, Rajsamand, and Pratapgarh on Tuesday, January 2,2024.
Truck drivers on the Udaipur-Pindwara and Udaipur-Jhadol routes blocked the road, causing a traffic jam at the Dholighati area with vehicles getting stuck.
In Jaipur, the jeep association in Amber joined the strike for two days. This made tourists walk to the Amber Fort on Tuesday. At the bus depots in Jaipur, passengers had to wait for two to three hours to catch buses to their destinations. Because private bus operators were on strike, the government buses were really crowded.
Tour operators are advising tourists not to visit the state currently due to the ongoing strike. Sanjay Kaushik, a tour operator from Jaipur, mentioned that he is informing all his clients about the protest to avoid them getting stuck in traffic on lengthy routes.
In Kota, lots of passengers, mainly heading to Madhya Pradesh, were stuck at bus stops. The buses from the roadways depot that had gone there couldn't return because of the protest. At least five buses from the Kota depot were not allowed to leave the bus stand in Shivpuri, MP, since Sunday night. The protest also affected Bhilwara.
Vishwabandhu Singh Rathore, president of Bhilwara Goods Transport Association, said, "Drivers are facing problem due to the new law. The drivers are poor, how will they pay such a huge fine? This is a black law.
Source: Times Of India