Great Relief – Namma Metro Strike called OFF for One Month

Since when NaNmma Metromma Metro began its operation in Bengaluru, it has become the major source for commuting for most of the bangaloreans. Especially in peak hours, Metro Is the best option to avoid traffic. Everyday thousands of people rely on Metro for commuting.

Bengaluru Traffic – is the major issue in the city, peoples are spending 2 – 3 hours time on bengaluru roads to reach 5 kms of travel. To avoid this bengaluru government has decided to Run more metro trains and increase metro stations in bengaluru city. So that in Sept 2016, Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah started namma metro phase 2A which covers silk board to KR puram along with Phase 2 connectivity. Moreover, First in India started Heli taxi in Bengaluru city that take off from Electronic city phase 1 / HAL to Kempegowda International Airport and KIA to Electronic city.

There has been news rounding about the in-definitive strike of Metro employees union against the management. Metro employees’ union had called for a strike from March 22 urging Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) to fulfil their several demands which include formation and proper recognition of the employees union and salary hikes. That would be a very shocking news and most would have already planning for a backup plans during these days.

Worry not!! Bangalore Metro union has called off their strike for at-least one month. With the directives of the High court of Karnataka on Tuesday evening, BMRCL management is having another round of meeting with the employee’s union heads on March 26th. With the strike being put off for a month, Metro trains will run uninterrupted.

BMRCL management and State Government had earlier invoked ESMA against employees. Following the act, employees had filed a written petition in the High Court challenging the Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA) invoked against the employees in 2017. The counsel representing the employees stated in the court that, as per the Metro Rail Act, 2002, the state government has no power to invoke ESMA on the BMRCL employees.

Hearing to the arguments, court has advised both BMRCL and employees to have another round of talks between them. The meeting will be scheduled to be on March 26 2018, thus calling off the strike for one month. Hope everything goes well and the air between BMRCL management and the employees settle down.

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