Protesting the attack on a NMMT driver, all NMMT buses have stopped plying from Belapur village inconveniencing commuters and specially school going children. Protesting the attack on a NMMT driver, all NMMT buses have stopped plying from Belapur village inconveniencing commuters and specially school going children. NMMT bus numbers 21, 26 and 29 had Belpaur village in their routes. Now none of these are going to Belapur village. This has resulted in a lot of inconvenience for the villagers and locals of Belapur village. Speaking to Navi Mumbai News, they said that it is incorrect on part of NMMT drivers to stop services to the area. They should instead have filed a police complaint and let law take its course. They added that due to the mischief of a few villagers, holding the entire village responsible is incorrect. They demanded that bus services to Belapur village be restored immediately. The tussle began when one of the villagers was slightly put off guard during a Ganpati procession on August 28th. Five others beat up the driver of the NMMT at that time. Following this incident, NMMT drivers decided to by pass Belapur village. When Navi Mumbai News tried to meet the administration on this, there was no official available for comments and even NMMT Chairman Dhondu Mahatre said that he was with Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik and would address the issue later. And once again due to negligent politicians, commuters, especially students have to bear the brunt of inconvenience.
September 21, 2006