Damage MNS rampage wrought in Mumbai

October 21st, 2008 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS  

Raj ThackerayMumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) Here is a quick look at the damage done by Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) activists by Tuesday afternoon following the early morning arrest of party chief Raj Thackeray:* One police van torched on the Western Express Highway

* 38 BEST public buses set on fire in Bandra suburb and surrounding areas

* Six BEST drivers and four conductors injured.

* One toll checkpost pelted with stones, damaged in Mulund suburb

* At least 40 private vehicles damaged in stone throwing in different areas of Mumbai

* 350 taxis damaged, burnt, including 11 at one spot in Tardeo in south Mumbai

* Four coolcabs (airconditioned taxis) damaged

* 60 autorickshaws either damaged or burnt, 4 of them torched in a single location in Malad east, a northwest suburb

* Nearly 90 percent of the total 105,000 autorickshaws off the Mumbai roads by afternoon

* Nearly 66,000 taxis are off the roads

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