Bhubaneswar, March 21 -- The bus staff of Odisha State Regional Transport Corporation (OSRTC) staged a cease-work strike in front of Badambadi bus stand in Cuttack demanding pending salary.

The employees engaged by a third-party vendor named KAAPRO demanded their salary of February month which allegedly has not been paid yet.

The strike has hit bus services to many parts of Odisha.

"It is March 21, but we have not received our salary for February yet. We had approached the Cuttack DTM requesting him to address our demands. But he said he cannot do anything for us and told us to do whatever we want," said a protester.

"When we told our agency KAAPRO, it told us to stop work if we are not paid," the protester said.

Another employee sai...