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Sugarcane price rise Agitation hits Rajapur, ST depot bears Rs 1.5 lakh loss

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The State Transport Depot of Rajapur experienced the heat of loss during the three day bandh due to sugarcane fair price rise in the western Maharashtra during 27 and 29th November

ST busRajapur: The State Transport Depot of Rajapur experienced the heat of loss during the three day bandh due to sugarcane fair price rise in the western Maharashtra during 27 and 29th November. The bandh affected the commutation and the ST depot suffered with the loss of Rs 1.5 lakh.

The regular arrival and departure of the buses started from last Saturday and it stood as a cool breeze to the ST passengers. The recent sugarcane fair price hike agitation hit the state transport bus service badly. The agitators targeted the ST buses and hence the buses were made to halt in the adjacent bus stands during the agitation.

It is reported that around five buses going to Kolhapur, Sangali, Solapur, Tuljapur and Pandharpur are sent on daily basis from the Rajapur bus depot and same number of buses return to the depot.

But during the agitation days, the bus service was completely stopped. Though the buses were saved from the anger of the agitators, the ST bus depot had to cancel the traveling for 5,500 kms and it had to bear the collective loss of Rs 1.5 lakh during the three day long agitation.

Now the passengers are relived as the bus service has started on regular basis from last Saturday.

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