Mumbai motormen call off strike

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Mumbai, May 4: Motormen from Central and Western railways called off their hunger strike and will resume work from 6pm on Tuesday, May 4.

The move came after a meeting between State Home Minister RR Patil and the striking motormen.

Railway said that it will address the demand of the motormen by Jun 15.

The hunger strike by over 600 motormen to press their demand for better pay hit several commuters in the city, which eventually compelled the railways to issue a rare advisory Tuesday, May 4, morning.

"People may undertake (train) journey only if it's very important," said a bulk SMS with a helpline No. 10721 to assist stranded commuters.

The issue also rocked the Parliament and the Center was directed to explain the strike in the Rajya Sabha.

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