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  Metros   Mumbai  14 Jan 2019  Strike ruins weekend, costs commuters dearly

Strike ruins weekend, costs commuters dearly

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Jan 14, 2019, 1:14 am IST
Updated : Jan 14, 2019, 1:14 am IST

People had to opt for expensive other public transport such as taxis and rickshaws.

Even on a Sunday, when public transport sees fewer crowds, the BEST bus strike posed a problem for people going out with their family to enjoy the weekend or for some work.
 Even on a Sunday, when public transport sees fewer crowds, the BEST bus strike posed a problem for people going out with their family to enjoy the weekend or for some work.

Mumbai: Even on a Sunday, when public transport sees fewer crowds, the BEST bus strike posed a problem for people going out with their family to enjoy the weekend or for some work. People had to opt for expensive other public transport such as taxis and rickshaws.

A 26-year-old, Sneha Pandey, who was travelling from Borivali to Wadala, said that she and her mom visited her sister’s in-law’s home at Antop Hill on Sunday. When they got down at Dadar station. They had to take a cab instead of their regular mode of transport, BEST bus.

 

Ms Pandey said, “We always take a bus for Wadala Antop Hill and back to Dadar station but owing to strike, we did not get a bus. We had to commute by taxi that cost us more than Rs 100, much higher than what it used to cost by travelling in regular buses.”

A private junior college teacher, Ranveer Yadav, in Bhandup, said, “As the strike has not been called off, I was forced to travel by an auto rickshaw which charged me Rs 55. Generally, I pay Rs 10 fare for a ticket in BEST buses. Since the last five days, I have been paying extra for travelling.” 

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