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No respite for Mumbaikars, BEST workers strike enters 2nd day

Apr 02, 2014 10:45 AM IST India India

Mumbai: In a more trouble for Mumbaikars as the BEST workers strike has entered second day on Wednesday. This despite a High Court order asking the bus drivers and conductors to resume work. The workers union has said that are planing to appeal in a higher court.

The BEST buses in Mumbai have gone off the roads as 26,000 drivers and conductors are on a strike over the new computerised scheduling system which will led to longer longer working hours. The drivers and conductors had a dispute with the management over the new scheduling system. At least 335 BEST routes have been affected.

BEST runs the public bus service in Mumbai, a major feeder for the local trains.

About 50 lakh students have been affected. "School exams are going on. My daughter has an exam today but she is waiting here for a bus instead," said a resident.