HIGHLIGHTS: Mumbai BEST strike called off after meeting with Uddhav Thackeray
Live updates on BEST strike in Mumbaimumbai Updated: Aug 07, 2017 16:51 IST
As many as 30 lakh passengers in Mumbai are hit as BEST started its indefinite strike on Monday.
Their demands: timely payment of salaries, scrapping the software on work hours, ban on hiring of private buses, among others.
Live updates on how Mumbai is coping with it:
4.28pm: Services likely to resume by evening.
4.24pm: Strike called off
3.15pm: Union leaders reach Matoshree
2.42pm: Taxi drivers charging commuters Rs100 for CSMT to Colaba.
2.11pm: ST buses being operated between CSMT and Mantralaya
1.52pm: In Mulund, BEST workers hold banner with excerpts from HT’s #BESTBachao campaign
1.45pm: State transport starts bus service from Kurla to Bandra.
1.35pm: State transport running 25 extra buses on CST-Nariman Point, Dadar-Mantralaya, Thane-Dadar, Panvel-Dadar, Kurla-BKC and other routes
1.25pm: Commuter Aarti Kamble waiting for auto near Jhunjhunwala college for 1 hour
1.20pm: All outstationed bus drivers and conductors have been asked to stop at local bus stops on passengers’ request: MSRTC spokesperson
1.17pm: MSRTC has got 73 extra buses for the MMR. Of those 23 will be run from Thane and 25 from Raigad districts.
1.14pm: Uber, Ola make a killing, charge Rs100 to Rs300 more than the usual rates
1.11pm: Long queues outside Kurla station as autorickshaw drivers refuse to ply
1.07pm: “Our strike is going on peacefully and it is 100% successful as of now. Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray has called us for a meeting at Matoshree at 3pm,” says Shashank Rao, leader of BEST Workers’ Union.
12.57pm: The general manager of BEST currently in Mantralaya to discuss the strike
12.55pm: A private bus service has started from CST to Colaba
12.54 pm: Not a single bus came on road since midnight. Our strike is 100% successful: Suhas Samant, leader BEST Kamgar Saghatana, affiliated to Shiv Sena.