The loss to the Karnataka State Transport Department due to ongoing agitation by the employees for the eighth day has touched Rs 152 Crore since April 7 when the agitation began.
The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation incurred a loss of Rs 70 crore, Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation Rs 20 crore, North West Karnataka Road Transport Corporation — Rs 30.5 crore and North East Karnataka Road Transport Corporation Rs 31.5 crore, according to a release on Wednesday.
Out of 17,000-odd buses in the four corporations, the transport department managed to run 3,024 buses including 1,572 KSRTC and 394 BMTC buses.
The government has warned the agitating employees that it would take stricter measures if they did not return to work.
Already several trainees and employees on probation have been dismissed from service for taking part in the strike. In a stern message, Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa has ruled out possibility of implementing 6th Pay Commission and warned of stringent action.