The Maharashtra government is contemplating imposing Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA) in wake of ongoing strikes of motormen in Mumbai which has affected thousands of commuters. The BEST and MSRTC have also deployed additional bus services to help stranded commuters in the city and elsewhere.
Mumbai University announced that any student who was delayed for the 40-odd final examinations need not panic, they would be permitted extra time to write their papers. Under the Shops and Establishments Act, Maharashtra Government will also allow employees to report an hour late for work and leave early owing to the motormen strike.
The western and eastern express highway also continued to be jammed with commuters opting for road transport to reach their destinations. Reports of traffic jam also came in from other places in the city like Bandra, Link raod, Dadar, Borivali, SV Road.