State Transport suffers an estimated loss of ₹15 crore due to strike

As many as 35,239 ST bus journeys were expected till 4:00 pm but the strike only let 10,397 journeys. A total of 24,852 journeys did not happen.

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From Thursday midnight, State Transport (ST) employees are on strike as they are not satisfied with their salary increment by the Maharashtra State Transport Corporation. A total of 24,852 bus journeys were cancelled off due to the strike from various ST stands including Mumbai. According to a circular passed by the ST corporation, they have suffered an estimated loss of ₹15 crore.

On June 1, ST announced the increment in salary on the occasion of 70th anniversary of the transport utility. There were no disruptions until the midnight of Thursday when the ST employees declared their strike. After which, many employees stopped buses, pelted stones, and there was a violent turn to the strike.

However, the administration dealt with the matter seriously and arrested some officials while suspended some of them. Similarly, for the convenience of the passengers, the state government has allowed travel to passenger through private buses, school buses and cargo handling vehicles.

During the day, only 30 per cent of the buses have been left out of 350 ST depots and only 25 depots were in full capacity. At 145 depots, partial transportation was in progress whereas there were no buses at 80 depots. As many as 35,239 ST bus journeys were expected till 4:00 pm but the strike only let 10,397 journeys. A total of 24,852 journeys did not happen.

The officials said that no organisation has taken the responsibility for the strike and the source of the strike is still unknown.

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