Maharashtra State Transport bus strike: Private buses running full, hundreds of commuters stranded in Pune

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With Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) workers going on an indefinite strike from October 16 midnight, PCMC’s ST Depot wore an empty look on Tuesday. Hundreds of commuters travelling across Maharashtra were left stranded. (HT PHOTO)

With Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) workers going on an indefinite strike from October 16 midnight, PCMC’s ST Depot wore an empty look on Tuesday. Hundreds of commuters travelling across Maharashtra were left stranded. (HT PHOTO)

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Stranded passengers gather around an official to know the status of the strike and to check on the fate of their reservation tickets. (Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)

Stranded passengers gather around an official to know the status of the strike and to check on the fate of their reservation tickets. (Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)

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MPSupriya Sule interacts with commuters who were stranded following the bus strike at Swargate bus depot on Tuesday. (Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)

MPSupriya Sule interacts with commuters who were stranded following the bus strike at Swargate bus depot on Tuesday. (Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)

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Passengers coming from various parts of the states, who were in Pune to get on connecting buses were also seen waiting at Swargate bus depot on Tuesday. (Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)

Passengers coming from various parts of the states, who were in Pune to get on connecting buses were also seen waiting at Swargate bus depot on Tuesday. (Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)

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Passengers coming from various parts of the state, who were in Pune to board connecting buses, were also seen waiting at Swargate bus depot on Tuesday. (Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)

Passengers coming from various parts of the state, who were in Pune to board connecting buses, were also seen waiting at Swargate bus depot on Tuesday. (Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)

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Almost none of the buses were active at the Swargate bus depot. (Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)

Almost none of the buses were active at the Swargate bus depot. (Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)

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Even luxury buses participated in the strike with almost all of them not plying on the roads of Pune on Tuesday. (Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)

Even luxury buses participated in the strike with almost all of them not plying on the roads of Pune on Tuesday. (Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)

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ST bus workers’ demands include implementation of Seventh Pay Commission and 25 per cent interim hike. (HT PHOTO)

ST bus workers’ demands include implementation of Seventh Pay Commission and 25 per cent interim hike. (HT PHOTO)

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A board at PCMC ST bus depot requests passengers to cooperate with the strike and is duly signed by the manager of PCMC Bus Depot. (HT PHOTO)

A board at PCMC ST bus depot requests passengers to cooperate with the strike and is duly signed by the manager of PCMC Bus Depot. (HT PHOTO)

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Private taxis and cab aggregaters saw an increased demand for their services following the bus strike on Tuesday. (HT PHOTO)

Private taxis and cab aggregaters saw an increased demand for their services following the bus strike on Tuesday. (HT PHOTO)

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