Mumbai. The employee strike continues to demand the merger of the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) with the state government. Because of this, the state transportation service has come to a complete halt. Bus operations at the 250 stations of the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) were suspended on Wednesday due to protests from employees.
At the same time, striking MSRTC employees plan to take a front in Mumbai today. According to a union leader, many employees of government corporations from all over Maharashtra have left for the city in private vehicles. However, the police can stop them on the way. Before the march, the police system has been reinforced.
the 250 tanks closed
“Today the 250 warehouses across the state are closed. Yesterday, at least three warehouses were operational, but they are also closed today,” an MSRTC official said. A section of MSRTC employees has not been working since October 28. The employees are demanding the merger of the cash-strapped corporation with the state government. On Monday, the Bombay High Court expressed its disgust at the protests and the state government appealed to employees to resume their duties, but they refused to budge.
greater difficulties for passengers
Lakhs of commuters are facing problems due to the lack of operation of the MSRTC buses on the roads. According to officials at the Regional Transportation Office (RTO), the Maharashtra government has allowed private buses and freight vehicles to carry passengers, but these are insufficient to meet the current shortage.
The government called a meeting
Maharashtra Transport Minister Anil Parab, who is also chairman of MSRTC, has called a meeting later in the day with the corporation’s union working committee on the issue of the strike. Meanwhile, BJP MLCs Praveen Darekar and Sadbhau Khot held a rally in Mankhurd, in the eastern suburbs, demanding that MSRTC employees who come here from all over the state be able to come to South Mumbai to protest against them.
376 suspended employees
On Tuesday, the MSRTC suspended 376 employees from 45 warehouses in the state for allegedly participating and inciting the strike. The move to suspend the employees came after the High Court condemned their “stubborn position” not to withdraw their agitation despite the government’s full cooperation and the creation of a panel to satisfy their merger lawsuit.