BEST bus pass holders to get free nine days of travel extension

During the nine-day strike, several BEST pass holders were unable to get their regular buses as 3,337 buses in the fleet were off the streets

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Recently, BEST bus commuters faced inconvenience when the BEST workers went on a nine-day long strike from January 8 to January 16. During these days, several bus holders were unable to get their regular buses as 3,337 buses in the fleet were off the streets. 

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On Thursday, the BEST management announced that it will compensate for the losses incurred by monthly/quarterly pass holders. Hence, it was decided to give an extension of nine days of services to all bus pass holders where they will avail the benefit during the renewal of bus passes from the various counters at bus depots or Point of Sale outlets, said a senior BEST official. 

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Meanwhile, BEST Spokesperson BA Zodge said that as there were few buses on the first and last day, pass holders who traveled on those days, will not get the benefit for those days. 

More than 32,000 BEST workers went on a nine-day long strike pressing their various demands against the administration under the leadership of Union leader Shashank Rao. The strike ended after Bombay High Court intervened in the matter. 

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