A sizable crowd attacked the Beed ST bus station during the state’s violent demonstrations. Over fifty buses were stopped in the terminal, and the throng shattered the glass panes. In addition to the state transport buses, there were apparently attempts to set fire to an MSRTC bus and target the ST control centre. Ajay Kumar More, the divisional director of MSRTC, stated that when over a thousand individuals vandalised the buses, they were all parked.
Up to 50 ST buses were vandalised and destroyed by protesters around the state, resulting in losses estimated at Rs 70 lakh for the MSRTC. In order to ensure the safety of travellers, more than 50 ST depots in Beed and Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar have been closed.
Protests are taking place throughout the state, according to an MSRTC official, with the Marathwada division seeing the most ferocious of them. Ever since Manoj Jarange Patil started his hunger strike on October 25, angry crowds have attacked MSRTC buses, there have been reports of stone-throwing events, and several buses have been set on fire.
Over 15,000 buses are run by the state transport administration and convey over 60 lakh people statewide. However, commuters are now worried about their safety due to the ongoing protests.