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Who Owns The City? A Hearing on Public Transportation in Mumbai

A public hearing regarding the ongoing struggle against privatization of the public bus system in Mumbai was recently held. A committee headed by retired Justice of the Bombay High Court Hosbet Suresh solicited testimonies from citizens concerned with the municipal authority‚Äôs proposed course of action, which involves contracting out operations to private enterprises. In this […]


Mumbai Bus Operators’ Historic Struggle to save Public Transportation from Big Business

The (Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport) BEST workers’ recently concluded total bus strike for 9 days has brought back to the city memories of the historic Bombay Mill Workers’ strikes of the 1980s and the Railway Workers’ Strike of 1974. Going beyond mere economic demands of minimum wage, etc., the city’s public bus transportation employees […]