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  Metros   Mumbai  05 Jan 2018  Bus companies reel under losses

Bus companies reel under losses

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Published : Jan 5, 2018, 3:16 am IST
Updated : Jan 5, 2018, 3:16 am IST

Meanwhile, private truck transporters said that they underwent losses to the tune of 2,000 crore across the state.

File images of buses that were damaged during the protests in Mumbai in the wake of Bhim-Koregaon violence.
 File images of buses that were damaged during the protests in Mumbai in the wake of Bhim-Koregaon violence.

Mumbai: The Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) was the biggest loser of all state-run road transport services due to Wednesday’s bandh. The corporation lost Rs 32 crore after 161 of its buses were damaged. The Brihanmumbai Electric Supply & Transport (BEST) suffered a loss of RS 3 crore after 90 of its buses were damaged. Meanwhile, private truck transporters said that they underwent losses to the tune of 2,000 crore across the state.

An official from MSRTC said that the corporation became the biggest target of mobs throughout Maharashtra. “We estimate that around Rs 32 crore was lost across all districts of the state. The number might increase as more data pours in but this is the minimum figure.”

 

With BEST limited only to Mumbai roads, it suffered a loss of just Rs 3 crore. However, a BEST official said, “We suffered heavy losses and BEST is already in the red. We will have to divert this money from somewhere else.”

Meanwhile, All India Motor Transport said that it lost an eye-popping Rs 2,000 crore as trucks ferrying both perishable and non-perishable goods could not make it into Mumbai.

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