Mumbai: The Bombay High Court will on Tuesday pass appropriate orders on the eight-day-old BEST bus strike as the workers’ union and authorities of the state government and BEST failed to break the deadlock. The workers union had a called the strike which anticipated the BEST workers and they are still on with with their demands.
The demand of the workers of the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) is to increase the pay with some more benefits. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) says to meet those demands, they will have to increase the fares of the transport service.
The strike was a two day program which gained a lot of support from the other unities from India. But the BEST workers are so offended with the pay-scale that they are still not into the state of leaving the protests. The BMC is also not ready to meet their demands as their demands cater a lot which will put the municipal body into loss.
The people who everyday commute to work via BEST are facing a lot of problems in communicating. The BMC are running government buses in the prime locations which are state owned by the tourism company. The buses are trying to bring some relief to the daily passengers but due to the less number of buses, it is not able to cater the full need of the citizens.
The BMC has been planning to privatize the whole system. The citizens are also in favour of this plan but it will lead to more chaos in the city leaving many workers unemployed. The high court will soon look into this matter and try to bring in the solution for the protests so that they resume their work soon and bring in a relief to the citizens.