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MSRTC strike: Black paint thrown on Maha transport minister Anil Parab’s house

  • The MSRTC employees began the strike on October 27 over delayed salaries and deaths of several staffers by suicide. They have been demanding a salary hike, merger of the MSRTC with the Maharashtra government, and an increase in dearness and house rent allowances.
Maharashtra transport minister Anil Parab met with NCP chief Sharad Pawar and state deputy CM Ajit Pawar, among others, to discuss the ongoing MSRTC employee strike. (HT PHOTO)
Maharashtra transport minister Anil Parab met with NCP chief Sharad Pawar and state deputy CM Ajit Pawar, among others, to discuss the ongoing MSRTC employee strike. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 23, 2021 03:33 PM IST
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Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Buses, essential item transport in Maharashtra to ply during ‘Bharat Bandh’

MSRTC managing director Shekhar Channe told PTI the buses will ply unless there are law and order problems due to the shutdown.
Veteran taxi union leader AL Qaudros said taxis would ply in the metropolis as the coronavirus outbreak and the lockdown had already hit the sector severely.(HT Photo)
Veteran taxi union leader AL Qaudros said taxis would ply in the metropolis as the coronavirus outbreak and the lockdown had already hit the sector severely.(HT Photo)
Published on Dec 08, 2020 08:07 AM IST
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Mumbai | ByPress Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

After MSRTC worker dies by suicide, Maharashtra minister assures payment of 3 months’ salary before Diwali

On Monday, an MSRTC bus conductor allegedly died by suicide in Jalgaon over erratic disbursement of salary. “For the last three months, he did not get his salary properly,” his brother was quoted as saying by ANI. “He has held the Thackeray government responsible for his death,” his brother added.
MSRTC has not paid the salaries of its employees for the last three months amid the Covid-19 pandemic, which continues to have a devastating effect on the economy and businesses.(HT file photo)
MSRTC has not paid the salaries of its employees for the last three months amid the Covid-19 pandemic, which continues to have a devastating effect on the economy and businesses.(HT file photo)
Updated on Nov 09, 2020 04:32 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Shivani Kumar

MSRTC staff to get allowance, not food packets, says Maharashtra minister

A group of 350 drivers and conductors of the state-run transport body from Kolhapur and Sindhudurg, who are operating vehicles for BMC-run BEST, have been put up at a hotel in the northern suburb of Malad and they have claimed the rice served to them last week had worms, officials said.
The MSRTC has deployed 1,000 buses and 4500 drivers and conductors in Mumbai to help BEST run its network amid the coronavirus outbreak.(Bhushan Koyande/HT file photo. Representative image)
The MSRTC has deployed 1,000 buses and 4500 drivers and conductors in Mumbai to help BEST run its network amid the coronavirus outbreak.(Bhushan Koyande/HT file photo. Representative image)
Published on Nov 02, 2020 11:39 PM IST
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Mumbai | ByPress Trust of India| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

100 MSRTC bus staffers who worked in Mumbai test positive for Covid-19

MSRTC staffers are deployed in Mumbai to operate the buses for seven days after which they go back to their home towns.
The MSRTC staffers were operating its buses that had been hired by Brihan Mumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) in Mumbai .(HT FILE PHOTO)
The MSRTC staffers were operating its buses that had been hired by Brihan Mumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) in Mumbai .(HT FILE PHOTO)
Published on Oct 27, 2020 02:51 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByAroosa Ahmed

Maharashtra state buses to operate at full capacity from today

Earlier, the buses were operating with a passenger capacity of up to a 50%
Though the state-owned MSRTC has 18,000 buses, it is operating 5,000 vehicles and has a daily ridership of 5.5 lakh passengers.(Representational Photo/HT)
Though the state-owned MSRTC has 18,000 buses, it is operating 5,000 vehicles and has a daily ridership of 5.5 lakh passengers.(Representational Photo/HT)
Published on Sep 18, 2020 11:10 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByAroosa Ahmed

MSRTC resumes inter-district bus services after five months

The Maharashtra government on Wednesday permitted the state-owned undertaking to re-start inter-district bus operations, which were stopped in March after the enforcement of lockdown to contain the spread of Covid-19.
Bus services from various depots in Mumbai and other parts of state are planned later in the day on some selected medium and long distance routes, sources in the MSRTC said.(HT Photo)
Bus services from various depots in Mumbai and other parts of state are planned later in the day on some selected medium and long distance routes, sources in the MSRTC said.(HT Photo)
Published on Aug 20, 2020 11:08 AM IST
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Mumbai | ByPress Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

MSRTC to set up petrol pumps to overcome losses due to Covid-19 crisis

State Transport Minister Anil Parab, who is also the chairman of MSRTC, made this announcement on Tuesday.
The transport corporation recently signed an agreement with the Indian Oil Corporation for the project.(HT Photo)
The transport corporation recently signed an agreement with the Indian Oil Corporation for the project.(HT Photo)
Published on Aug 19, 2020 12:15 PM IST
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Mumbai | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Prashasti Singh

Maharashtra transport corporation confirms job candidates submitted fake experience docs

A probe revealed that the transport companies which the employees claimed they had worked for previously, do not exist.
Work experience certificates of candidates applying for jobs at MSRTC were fake, an internal probe has revealed.(Photo: Hindustan Times)
Work experience certificates of candidates applying for jobs at MSRTC were fake, an internal probe has revealed.(Photo: Hindustan Times)
Updated on Sep 17, 2019 11:54 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | BySurendra P Gangan, Mumbai

Maharashtra state transport buses get vehicle trackers and info system

Raote said that the systems will increase MSRTC’s passengers by 10-12%. “The system will be helpful for passengers. It will also make state transport staffs more disciplined,” said Raote.
According to MSRTC officials, it will take another six months to install VTS and PIS systems on all the buses in its fleet.(HT image)
According to MSRTC officials, it will take another six months to install VTS and PIS systems on all the buses in its fleet.(HT image)
Updated on Aug 21, 2019 03:21 AM IST
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Mumbai | ByKailash Korde

50 students among 66 injured as MSRTC bus hits tree in Maharashtra’s Palghar

The bus was going to Wada from Pivli village in Shahpur taluka.
A total of 66 people, including the driver and conductor of a Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) bus, were injured after the vehicle rammed into a tree in Palghar on Tuesday.
A total of 66 people, including the driver and conductor of a Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) bus, were injured after the vehicle rammed into a tree in Palghar on Tuesday.
Updated on Aug 14, 2019 01:14 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByRam Parmar

Due to short circuit MSRTC bus gutted in fire on Pune-Mumbai road

 MSRTC Pune divisional controller Yamini Joshi said that the bus is owned by Prasanna Purple on a contract
A MSRTC bus caught fire on the road leading to Golden Timber Mart in Kundannagar, near Kasarwadi on Pune-Mumbai road, on Sunday.(HT PHOTO)
A MSRTC bus caught fire on the road leading to Golden Timber Mart in Kundannagar, near Kasarwadi on Pune-Mumbai road, on Sunday.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 07, 2019 02:51 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByHT Correspondent

Monday Musings: Why can’t Govt tame pvt. bus operators?

The government has failed to take firm steps to prevent private bus operators from inflating ticket prices during the holiday season.
As against ₹1,500 for an off-season Pune-Nagpur ticket of a private luxury bus, the rates during Diwali have been raised to a whopping ₹3,000 to ₹4,000, with an indiscriminate jump of 100% to 250%(Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
As against ₹1,500 for an off-season Pune-Nagpur ticket of a private luxury bus, the rates during Diwali have been raised to a whopping ₹3,000 to ₹4,000, with an indiscriminate jump of 100% to 250%(Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 05, 2018 02:48 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByAbhay Vaidya

Diwali cracker: Private bus operators in Pune hike fares despite warning from RTO

MSRTC also increases bus fares by 10 per cent during Diwali season
While the situation spells business for private and public transport service providers like buses, railways and flights, it means digging a deeper hole in the pockets of commuters.(Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
While the situation spells business for private and public transport service providers like buses, railways and flights, it means digging a deeper hole in the pockets of commuters.(Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 02, 2018 04:18 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByShalaka Shinde

MSRTC bus fare hike will come into effect from tomorrow; private bus fares likely to rise, too

State transport authority has approved an 18% hike, to help the corporation reduce its losses.
MSRTC is the largest public road transport undertaking in the country.(HT File Photo)
MSRTC is the largest public road transport undertaking in the country.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Jun 16, 2018 01:03 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByKailash Korde, Mumbai

MSRTC strike applies brakes on commuters’ travel plans in Maharashtra

Unions are protesting against 4,849-crore proposed wage revision and demand a salary hike
MSRTC buses lined up at the Mumbai Central depot, after the staff went on a flash strike on Friday.(Bhushan Koyande/HT)
MSRTC buses lined up at the Mumbai Central depot, after the staff went on a flash strike on Friday.(Bhushan Koyande/HT)
Updated on Jun 09, 2018 01:03 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByKailash Korde, Mumbai

MSRTC buses go on flash strike, Pune passengers suffer

Maharashtra state road transport corporation (MSRTC) unions, who are disappointed by the unilateral implementation of wage revision, from midnight Friday left thousands of passengers stranded at railway stations, bus depots and bus stops.
Passengers stranded at Swargate state transport bus stand in Pune. An MSRTC official said that of the expected 35,249 buses, only 10,397 were operating on Friday due to the strike.(HT PHOTO)
Passengers stranded at Swargate state transport bus stand in Pune. An MSRTC official said that of the expected 35,249 buses, only 10,397 were operating on Friday due to the strike.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 08, 2018 11:36 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByJui Dharwaddkar, Pune

Fuel price rise: MSRTC to hike fares by 18 per cent from June 15

MSRTC has also decided to fix ticket fares in multiples of Rs 5. The tickets sold at Rs 7 would become Rs 5 and that sold at Rs 8 will become Rs 10.
Rise in fuel prices and an increase in salary for MSRTC staff has left the organisation under financial strain according to Diwakar Raote, state transport minister.(Hindustan Times)
Rise in fuel prices and an increase in salary for MSRTC staff has left the organisation under financial strain according to Diwakar Raote, state transport minister.(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jun 08, 2018 02:28 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByJui Dharwadkar, Pune

MSRTC staff go on flash strike, no state buses for Mumbai-Pune commuters

The indefinite agitation has hit the other inter-city routes across Maharashtra as well.
ST buses lined up at the Mumbai Central depot, after workers went on a flash strike on Friday.(Bhushan Koyande/HT Photo)
ST buses lined up at the Mumbai Central depot, after workers went on a flash strike on Friday.(Bhushan Koyande/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 08, 2018 12:48 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent, Mumbai

Maharashtra transport to hike bus fare by 18% from June 15

The passengers will have to pay more on the state-owned buses including the air-conditioned luxury buses, Shivneri and Shivshahi.
Shivneri bus tickets to cost more.(HT PHOTO)
Shivneri bus tickets to cost more.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 07, 2018 10:09 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByKailash Korde, Mumbai

RTO seizes 43 private buses over hiked ticket prices

Between May 2 and May 15, Pune RTO inspected 571 buses belonging to private operators, out of which 153 were found guilty of inflating the fare.
Buses seized by RTO parked at Shivajinagar.(Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO)
Buses seized by RTO parked at Shivajinagar.(Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO)
Published on May 16, 2018 02:38 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByHT Correspondent

Private bus operators in Maharashtra can’t charge you more in peak seasons

According to the state resolution, private bus operators can charge a maximum of 50 % more for each kilometre as compared to state-owned MSRTC.
Private intercity bus operators in Maharashtra will not be able to charge arbitrary fares to passengers during holiday or festive seasons from now on.(HT File (Representational Image))
Private intercity bus operators in Maharashtra will not be able to charge arbitrary fares to passengers during holiday or festive seasons from now on.(HT File (Representational Image))
Published on Apr 28, 2018 12:38 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByKailsh Korde

Pune private bus operators hike fares, passengers irked

For travelling to places like Nagpur, the fares charged by private bus operators is close to Rs 2,000, while normally it is around Rs 1,000, said passengers. For Ratnagiri too the private bus operators charge close to Rs 900, when otherwise the fare is around Rs 400.
Many passengers complain that the seats of Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) buses for long distances are presently full, due to which many passengers are forced to pay extra to private bus operators.(HT PHOTO)
Many passengers complain that the seats of Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) buses for long distances are presently full, due to which many passengers are forced to pay extra to private bus operators.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 26, 2018 05:06 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByHT Correspondent

Man steals MSRTC bus in Mumbai, rams in into tree minutes later, arrested

According to the Boisar MIDC police, the man appears to be mentally unstable; while the driver of the bus will be suspended for leaving the cabin door unlocked
The man rammed the MSRTC nus into a tree
The man rammed the MSRTC nus into a tree
Published on Apr 10, 2018 04:42 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByRam Parmar, Mumbai
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