Hyderabad: The move by the Telangana state government to hold talks with the protesting Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) employees does not seem to have given any confidence to the employees. In yet another incident, an TSRTC driver died on Wednesday.
The new incident brings to fore the plight of the TSRTC drivers how depressed they are and how the strike has taken a toll on their livelihoods.
The TRS-led government on Tuesday had formed a committee to look into the demands of the RTC employees and hold possible talks. Siddagoni Ramesh Goud from Maal village in Yacharam Mandal of Ranga Reddy district works as a driver at Musheerabad I depot in Hyderabad. He had been actively participating in the strike for the past 19 days since it began on October 5.
The TSRTC management not releasing the salaries of the employees and the announcement by the Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao, that all TSRTC employees have been self-dismissed worried him.
On Wednesday morning, while he was readying to leave home, he suddenly collapsed. He was rushed to a nearby hospital but was declared brought dead. It is suspected that he died of a cardiac arrest. However, family members claim that it was due to depression that led to his sudden death.