Dabbawalas in Mumbai on week-long annual leave

Mumbai: Dabbawalas in Mumbai, who deliver food in tiffin boxes to over one lakh people at their workplace in city, are on a week's leave starting from Tuesday.Close to 4,500 dabbawalas of the Mumbai Tiffin
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India TV News Desk April 01, 2015 13:03 IST

Mumbai: Dabbawalas in Mumbai, who deliver food in tiffin boxes to over one lakh people at their workplace in city, are on a week's leave starting from Tuesday.

Close to 4,500 dabbawalas of the Mumbai Tiffin Carriers Association (MTA) go on an annual week-long holiday in April every year.

The dabbawalas belong to the Warkari sect of rural Maharashtra. Most of them hail from towns of Mulshi, Mawal, Rajgurunagar, Ambegaon and Junnar in Pune and Akola, Sangamner in Ahmednagar.

Close to 1.75 lakh dabbas are coded alphanumerically and delivered across Mumbai.

The dabbawalas have urged their patrons not to deduct wages from their salaries. 

They said that most people in the corporate sector will be on holiday from April 2 to 5 owing to a slew of public holidays. 

Most people will be on holiday for Mahavir Jayanti, Good Friday and then the weekend.

The tiffin services will resume on April 7.

 
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