The Transport Department has issued show cause notices to owners of 394 buses for participating in the strike last Friday and also cancelled the temporary permits of 50 bus operators.
The owners of the buses that did not ply in response to the strike call given by All Goa Private Bus Owners Association, have been given seven days time to reply to the notices.
Although many of the bus operators from Margao did not participate in the strike, the maximum number of notices have been issued from the department’s Margao office. While 101 notices were issued in Margao, in Tiswadi 90 were issued and in Ponda 86. Other notices issued were: Bicholim – 45, Mapusa – 35, Vasco – 32 and Quepem – 5.