"As many as 4,500 buses are off the roads on Saturday in the state. We are protesting against false cases being registered by police against our drivers and conductors even without proper investigation. There is a strong resentment among our staff and private bus owners," Punjab Motor Union, (an organisation of private buses), General Secretary Rajinder Singh Bajwa said Saturday.

Bus drivers and conductors of private buses held protests at various places including Muktsar, Bathinda, Faridkot, Amritsar, Patiala, Rajpura, Khanna, Jalandhar in the state and blocked roads leading to bus stands, causing traffic jam.

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