Nearly four months after disrupting the public transport network for three days, thousands of Karnataka transport corporation employees are set out on an indefinite strike from Wednesday seeking revision in pay.

Drivers and conductors of road transport corporations, including KSRTC, BMTC, Western Karnataka Road Transport Corporation (NWKRTC) and North Eastern Karnataka Road Transport Corporation (NEKRTC), under the banner of Karnataka State Road Transport Employees League, have given a call for strike on wage-related issues from today.

In the view of transport strike in Karnataka on 7 April, several universities including Bangalore University, Bengaluru Central University have postponed the examinations scheduled on Wednesday.

The protest is against the government’s failure to implement a salary under the 6th Pay Commission for the Road Transport Corporation workers.

"Without giving room for the government to take strict measures, drop the strike and cooperate with the administration," Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa said.

In order to avoid inconvenience to the general public due to the strike, the state government has made alternate arrangements by hiring private transport operators and seeking for deployment of more trains, Yediyurappa said.

However, cabs and taxi services continue to operate in Bengaluru and other parts of Karnataka even as several employees of the state-run public transport corporation have decided to begin an indefinite strike on Wednesday, demanding pay revision.

Transport commissioner will take steps to see to it that autos and cabs don't charge exorbitantly, taking advantage of the transport strike, the state chief secretary noted. A notification fixing cab and bus fares has already been issued and no once can charge over it. "If we get to know about it, strict action will be taken,” he mentioned.