Re­move BEST chief, de­mand Sena & Cong

The Times of India (Mumbai edition) - - TIMES CITY -

Mum­bai: Shiv Sena and Con­gress BEST com­mit­tee mem­bers de­manded that gen­eral man­ager Suren­dra Ba­gade be sent back as they ex­pressed un­hap­pi­ness with his style of func­tion­ing.

The trig­ger for a tirade against Ba­gade was faulty elec­tronic ticket-is­su­ing ma­chines (ETIMs). Around 65% Tri­max ma­chines, in­tro­duced in 2010, do not work, and com­muters are of­ten given pa­per tick­ets.

Former BEST com­mit­tee mem­ber Anil Ko­lil said, “We do not want Ba­gade as GM as the ad­min­is­tra­tion has not taken steps to re­solve the Tri­max is­sue de­spite a re­port by a sub-com­mit­tee.”

BEST com­mit­tee chair­man Ashish Chem­burkar said no steps have been taken to re­place or up­grade the soft­ware or hard­ware of the ma­chines.

Con­gress mem­ber Ravi Raja sup­ported the Sena and said his party will sup­port a no-con­fi­dence mo­tion against Ba­gade in BMC too.

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