Berhampur: Employees of Orissa State Road Transport Corporation (OSRTC), on Thursday has threatened to protest against the district administration’s decision to convert a patch of land owned by OSRTC into a parking lot, which is currently used to park long route buses.

Earlier administration and police wanted the OSRTC bus stand to be shifted to the new bus stand from where private buses operate. But OSRTC authorities were not ready for the proposal. The administration had decided to shift the old bus stand and use the space for public amenities. The OSRTC authorities were not ready to operate from new bus stand as they felt it would be hard for them to compete with the private buses.

It is noteworthy to mention that, OSRTC was operating more than 100 buses in the district. But for the past some days it has stopped all the buses claiming losses. If this continues, the bus transportation system in Berhampur is likely to suffer.