Hyderabad: In view of the ongoing strike by TSRTC employees, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao instructed the police department to ensure foolproof security at all bus depots and bus stations in the state.

After a high-level review with senior officials, ministers and other public representatives on Saturday evening, the CM had reportedly called the DGP M Mahendar Reddy over the phone and discussed the security measures taken up for the protection of the TSRTC buses, properties and passenger safety.

It was learnt that the Chief Minister directed the police department to arrange CCTV cameras at every bus depot and bus station and increase the surveillance at the RTC establishments. As many women employees are also taking part in the protests, he also directed the police department to deploy enough number of women personnel at the depots and bus stations. He also directed the department to make use of the Intelligence wing to gather inputs on the movements of the protesting workers and the precautionary measures to avoid them from obstructing the services and troubling the passengers.

Further, he also gave a free hand to the police department to act tough on all those obstructing services, creating trouble to the passengers and other trouble mongers as per the law and register cases against them as per the relevant sections and arrest them.

He further directed the department to not excuse anybody who is resorting to violence or destruction or creating any trouble to the public, under the cover of the strike or the agitation.

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