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Mumbai: More than 1,900 housekeeping workers at the airport went on an 18-hour flash-strike from last night, demanding increase in wages, which impacted passenger amenities at both the domestic and international terminals.
Air travel usually peaks in May, when domestic aircraft are filled to capacity and airports handle a heavy load of passengers. But this May saw Mumbai airport handle a record total of 3.63 million passengers in 31 days.
A Doha-bound Air India Express flight with 59 passengers onboard departed from Mumbai for its destination after a delay of almost 18 hours due to non-availability of flight crew, the Airlines said in Mumbai.
Rickshaw unions in the city are planning to approach the Bombay high court seeking a state government directives for a rickshaw/taxi fare hike. Some of these unions held a meeting with transport authorities, including transport commissioner VN More, on Monday to press their demand for fare hike.
Mumbaikars have embraced the newly opened Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar Metro in huge numbers, having finally got a mode of transport that doesn’t take them hours to cross the suburban divide. Their new preference has cost BEST and auto rickshaws dearly.