THERE was no end in sight to the strike by employees of the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) which entered the 20th day on Tuesday, as they refused to budge from their demand for the merger of the loss-making corporation with the State Government, officials said. All 250 bus depots of the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) have been shut since November 9, due to the employees’ indefinite strike, which began on October 28. “All 250 depots are shut since November 9,” an MSRTC official said. On Monday, nearly 6,900 corporation employees, out of the total 92,266, reported for duty.
The number is expected to go up on Tuesday, a spokesperson of the MSRTC said. According to officials, most of the employees who reported to work on Monday were administrative staffers, followed by workshop employees, and some drivers and conductors. The MSRTC corporation had operated over 100 buses on Monday.