The Panvel Post

Civic issues, Features and Personalities of Navi Mumbai

Shortage of workforce in Panvel Bus Depot

Normal life of Panvel has got affected, as a major part of workforce in Panvel Bus depot had gone for participate in a Rally. The rally was organized by MNS in Mumbai demanding issues such as abolish toll tax, control diesel prices and to fought against unemployment. Insufficient workforce has affected the major bus service and inside the city. Daily passengers are disappointed by the decision of strike in Panvel, as it functions as a major junction of Maharashtra.

As per the official statistics, 70% works of Panvel depot have gone halted due to shortage of workers. Bus services to long distances including Mumbai and Pune was not disturbed as enough bus services came outside from city. Bus services to Kalyan, Dombivili, Godgaon and Mumbra has affected severely. Daily passengers to these areas has affected severely and blamed the irresponsibility of workers and union leaders. Services inside the city was entirely get halted due to insufficient workforce.

221 workers including 67drivers and 122 conductors were absent in Panvel depot which affected the important route services. Workers who attended in Panvel depot expressed their demands to improve their salary.

Sreesanth, resident of Mumbra and studying in Panvel for engineering, was not able to catch a bus for 3 hours in morning. “I’m a daily passenger between Panvel and Mumbra. These areas are heavily connected with bus services, but I’m waiting here for 3 hours and missed my lectures today” Said Sreesanth.

Rishika, resident of Dombivili, said “it’s a horrible situation here that we are not able even travel this small distance. We have no straight trains to Dombivili. Government should dismiss those chose not to work.”

Pooja kadam, a resident of Panvel, said “we should agree with right to protest and the demands of workers, but they should also ensure that public is not victimizing due to it. bus services is absent in the whole city of Panvel. It has affected the daily life of Panvel.

M. G. Kamble, manager of Panvel bus depot, “regular works of the depot has gone for a halt, as a major part is absent today. We are not able to catch up to the demands of passengers. 70% of our works are stopped. We will continue our regular works as soon as the workers came back.”


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