Maratha Kranti Morcha: ST buses suffered losses worth ₹23 Cr in the last 11 days

In total, 353 ST buses were vandalised across Maharashtra by protestors

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Maratha Kranti Morcha, that started as a silent protest turned violent when Aurangabad resident Kakasaheb Shinde committed suicide by jumping into the river demanding reservation in jobs and education. This led to the outcry across the state and protestors started vandalising buses and torching police vans.

During these protests, local transport was majorly hit. State transport buses were the ones which were majorly affected. While protestors were busy protesting, around 353 ST bus suffered loss worth ₹23 crore.

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The Maratha Kranti Morcha began on July 18 and became violent post-July 23, when Shinde committed suicide. Later, few Maratha outfit groups called for a bandh in Mumbai, Panvel, Raigad, Pune, Aurangabad, and Solapur.

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At many places, ST bus depots were kept shut for safety reasons. Between July 18, 2018, and July 21, 2018, around 353 ST buses suffered losses. At many locations, buses were torched. Amongst these, in Solapur, 136 buses were vandailsed, where the ST suffered losses worth ₹1.45 Cr. Meanwhile, more than 1000 bus services were cancelled that led to the losses worth ₹22.02 Cr. 

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