BEST employees on strike form Monday
BEST employees on strike form Monday

Normalcy affected in Mumbai after BEST employees go on indefinite strike

ANI | Updated: Jan 08, 2019 09:16 IST

Mumbai [Maharashtra] Jan 8 (ANI): Commuters plying in buses in Mumbai are facing trouble after the Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply Transport (BEST) employees decided to go on an indefinite strike from Monday night against the inaction of the authorities towards fulfilling their demands.
"As per the latest information from Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation control (BMC) room, BEST buses will be on an indefinite strike from 5 am on Tuesday," tweeted Mumbai Police.
On Tuesday, BEST buses were seen off roads supporting the indefinite strike, affecting normalcy in the financial capital of the country. Officer goers were also facing trouble due to the strike.
The strike, so far, is said to be successful as only 0.25 percent drivers and 0.03 percent conductors have marked their presence.
The BEST employees, from a long time, have been demanding for merging of BEST budget with ‘A’ budget of BMC. They are also seeking resolution of the issue of employee service residences and recruitment. When the talks with the authorities failed, the employees resorted to the strike.
Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) has claimed that 40 buses have been pressed into service in the metropolis to avoid inconvenience.
Western Railway said it will be running additional services of local trains today to ensure that commuters do not face any inconvenience.