Thrissur: Private bus owners in Kerala have decided against organising an indefinite bus strike curbing services from June 7.
All Kerala State Private Bus Operators Federation president KK Thomas will go on a fast in Thiruvananthapuram on June 7 instead, to pressurise the government to meet their demands.
Representatives of the federation had submitted a notice of the strike to transport minister Antony Raju on Wednesday.
The owners are demanding an increase in the travel fare of students to a minimum of Rs 5.
"Price of diesel was increased a year ago. The traiffs have not been raised thereafter. The bus owners' demands are unreasonable," minister Raju said.
Other demands include fixing an age limit for students who avail benefits, retaining permits of private buses and allowing limited-stop buses to continue.