Minibuses work normally in Bishkek with the exception of 5-6 lines. Ulan Beishenbaev, acting head of the City Transport Department told 24.kg news agency.
According to him, about 500 drivers did not come to work in the morning. «I visited end of the line stops in the morning. Drives came, but without their number plates. The drivers said that they were afraid of their colleagues, who via WhatsApp said that they would puncture the tires of those who came, break the windows,» he said.
Ulan Beishenbaev added that measures would be taken against those drivers who did not serve their routes in accordance with the procedure established by law.
Earlier, the Central Internal Affairs Department informed that all transport operators were warned: in case of disruption of work of public transport, the Bishkek City Hall would reconsider cooperation with private companies and appropriate measures would be taken.
The Central Internal Affairs Department urges the drivers of minibuses not to be led by the nose by someone and do not give rein to provocative rumors.