General Public Suffering Due To Employees’ Strike, All Bus Depots Of MSRTC Remained Closed

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Mumbai, 12th November 2021: All the 250 bus depots of the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation remained closed on Friday due to the employees’ strike. However, some employees have resumed work in the workshops of the transport undertaking. Bus operations came to a standstill due to the closure of all the depots for the fourth consecutive day due to the indefinite strike of the employees, which began on October 28, demanding a merger of MSRTC with the state government. The merger will give MSRTC employees the status of state government employees.

An MSRTC spokesperson said all 250 depots across the state are closed, but workers from the workshops have returned to work. On Thursday, Maharashtra Transport Minister Anil Parab had assured full security to employees who are willing to return to duty.

According to MSRTC officials, so far the state-owned corporation has suspended 2,053 employees from various depots for participating in the strike and requesting others to join the strike. Of these, 1,135 were suspended on Thursday.

An official said the corporation may take similar action against all the other employees too. Meanwhile, a group of MSRTC employees continued their protest at Azad Maidan in South Mumbai. A sit-in has been going on since Tuesday at Azad Maidan, which is supported by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).