Regional transport offices (RTOs) faced significant disruption in their operations on Monday as all road transport department officials began an indefinite strike to press for their long-term demands.
People who reached RTO for work related to vehicle registration, permit and fitness assessment had to return empty handed. The statewide strike was called by the Madhya Pradesh Transport (Gazetted) Officers Association.
Expressing disappointment, RTO officials said, We have been advocating our demands for a long time, but the government has not paid attention to our concerns. We have submitted several memorandums to the government through various channels, but no action has been taken so far. Last time, despite assurances that our demands would be met within 15 days, no action was taken, preventing us from moving forward Was forced to strike.
Due to the strike, registration of about 500 new vehicles every day has been affected, along with renewal of registration of about 400 old vehicles has also been affected. Apart from this, due to the strike, work on about 600 driving license applications and about 100 fitness applications is stalled.