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Posted On: 20 September 2013 06:00 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:13 pm

Transport crisis in schools partially solved

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The transport crisis at three private schools since Sunday was partially solved yesterday. Transport was available for students at two of the three schools from yesterday morning. The problem is expected to get fully solved by Sunday, according to an official of the Taleb Group which manages Doha Modern Indian School (DMIS), the Cambridge School Doha and the Cambridge International School for Girls. Bus drivers transporting students went on a flash strike demanding a pay hike on Sunday afternoon. More than 100 bus drivers employed by Al Watan International Trading and Contracting Company, a subsidiary of the Taleb Group, were involved in the strike. The drivers brought children to schools on Sunday morning and declared a flash strike in the afternoon, refusing to transport them back home. “Transport was available for DMIS students and one more school. It will be normal by Sunday and transport will be available for all three schools,” said a senior official at Taleb Group. However, he refused to comment on how the issue with drivers was solved and if they were given the demanded pay hike. Parents at DMIS were informed by bus drivers early yesterday morning that they will come to pick their children to school. Later they were informed via a text message by the school management that transport will be available in the afternoon as well. “The bus driver called us early in the morning around 5am and said that transport will be available,” said a father of a girl studying at DMIS. “We received the text message early in the morning informing transport will be available in the afternoon. Finally the problem is solved. Hope it will not be repeated,” another parent said.