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Adv. Yashomati Thakur demands ladies special buses; writes to the CM

Commuters in Mumbai are demanding special bus service for women as well as additional bus service for the staff from government, semi-government and private establishments as the local train services are limited for essential workers.

Adv. Yashomati Thakur demands ladies special buses; writes to the CM
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A large number of women in Mumbai have resumed working in Mumbai, at private establishments, after the 'Mission Begin Again' initiative was announced. The state government permitted some activities to resume after the lockdown was lifted, and the number of women who now visit offices has increased along with essential service personnel. Keeping this in mind, Women and Child Development Minister, Adv. Yashomati Thakur has approached Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and demanded a special women's bus service

The economy is getting a boost as the state government is gradually allowing day-to-day operations under the revised guidelines. However, in such a situation, officials and employees from all sectors - government and private - have started travelling with the available means of transport. For over several weeks now, many Mumbaikars have been depending on BEST services since trains have not yet resumed for the general public. 

It is said that many commuters in Mumbai are demanding special bus service for women as well as additional bus service for the staff from government, semi-government and private establishments as the local train services are limited for essential workers.

With an aim to address the issues, Adv. Thakur has written a letter to the Chief Minister in this regard stating that employees of government and private establishments in all essential services, especially women, must be present in the office or place of duty. The Central Government has provided pass facility with QR code for travelling by rail. However, most officers and employees do not have a QR code pass. As an alternative, they have to travel by public transport bus.

Further, they have to wait for over two hours every day to travel by bus and even after the bus is available, the journey takes around two-three hours. In such a scenario, the commute becomes difficult. There is also a need to increase the number of services, keeping the congestion in the bus service.

Considering all this, it is important and necessary to provide special bus services for women as well as additional bus service for officers and employees of government and private establishments, added Adv. Thakur.

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