108 Ambulances will ply on Diwali, says TN State Govt
news Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 05:30
The News Minute | October 17, 2014 | 09:20 am Days after the 108 Ambulance Workers union had issued a notice to go on a 24-hour strike , the State government has told the Madras High Court that the 108 ambulance service will ply on Diwali in Chennai. The decision was made after a PIL was filed that a 24-hour strike by the union on October 21 would cause a lot of difficulties for the public, said The Hindu. According to the petition, the ambulance service gets 65,000 calls everyday of which 3,500 are emergencies, and being Diwali, the numbers could go even higher, said the report. Being a public utility, if the strike was carried out, it would be declared illegal , said the report. Read When ambulances go on strike for a day
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