Over 170 striking motormen were taken into custody at the CST, while 20 of them were sacked from the job. Commuters in Mumbai are facing a tough time, as over 80% of the local trains are not running today.
Shiv Sena has already urged the striking motormen to end their strike and resume work immediately. MNS Chief Raj Thackeray also asked the motormen to end the strike. He warned that MNS would take action in its own terms, if they continue with their strike.
Over 1,000 motormen in Mumbai went on an indefinite strike yesterday, demanding better pay and allowances.
The Centre had directed the Maharashtra government to invoke ESMA on the striking motormen, who paralysed the normal life in Mumbai. The state government held an emergency meeting and then decided to invoke the ESMA.
Over 70 lakh commuters in Mumbai depend on 2,600 local trains that run across the cuity throughout the day. The Mumbai Local is considered as the lifeline of Mumbai.