Flash strike by the drivers and the conductors of BEST (Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport) has paralysed our aamchi Mumbai. Yesterday morning all of sudden employees of BEST decided to go on strike due to some management issue. This step of not reporting to work left many Mumbaikars in trouble. This was a surprise gift to all of us on the first day of the new financial year .
Today also the strike continues inspite of the order from HC to return back to work to all the employees of the BEST. For me there is not much difference of the strike. My home is walk able distance from railway station and I am habituated to walk to my office. Since last 2 weeks I had started traveling in bus to my office due to the rise in temperature. Today also I tried my best to get hold of a cab but all my efforts were in vain. So instead of waiting in the heat for a cab I decided to walk. And last 2 days walking under this heat stroke has taken toll on me.
Think about others who stay far away from railway stations or travel by bus to office, it has been a nightmare for them. Why can’t our government have an alternate system in such cases? First of all a heavy penalty must be imposed to all those who are part of this flash strike. They don’t have the rights to harass common man . Why can’t our government be ready with a disaster system in such cases? This is not the first time flash strike has taken place in Mumbai. Many more such strikes had happened before also, be it for buses or local trains which are counted as the lifeline of Mumbai and if anyone of these stops then it creates a chaos in the city. What steps has our government taken to curb such menace in our aamchi Mumbai? It is high time that Bombay Municipal Corporation takes some stringent action to avoid such instances in future and stop playing with common man’s woes .
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