MSRTC Strike Continues; 10,000 Employees suspended so far

As the strike by the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) continuous, on Wednesday, December 8, 120 employees were suspended.

With this, the total number of suspended employees rose to 10,030. As many as 135 of 250 bus depots were partially functioned the corporation said.

Over 20,000 of some 92,000 employees reported to work during the day, it claimed. On the other hand, the number of employees, who have been sacked rose to 2,026 with 14 more daily wage workers getting axed for participating in the strike.

The strike started on October 28 and intensified from November 9, paralyzing the state-run bus service.

According to the MSRTC, out of 92,266 employees, 20,130 reported to duty on Wednesday. It included 2,317 drivers and 2,223 conductors. Moreover, the corporation has so far transferred 1,996 employees as disciplinary action, including 409 during the day.

On Wednesday, 115 depots were completely shut while 135 depots were partially functional, seven more compared to Tuesday, officials claimed.

Besides, seven new cases were registered for stone pelting on MSRTC buses.

However, owing to the strike, passengers, especially students and those in rural areas, are facing a lot of hardship as they have to rely on private vehicles which are reportedly charging arbitrary fares.

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