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Major strike by workers at Paris metro disrupts daily commute for millions

'We call on businesses to make maximum use of home office working,' Transport Minister Jean-Baptiste Djeebbari said on Twitter

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In recent years, Paris's public transport system, one of the world's busiest, has been thrown into chaos several times.

A major strike paralysed most of Paris's metro network and city train grid on Friday, disrupting the daily commutes of millions of people, as workers demand pay hikes.

The French capital's RATP public transport company said eight subway lines were closed, with the remaining six operating only partially, while two of the city's RER north-to-south and east-to-west lines were also heavily hit.

Just two lines, the 1 and 14, which are both self-driving, without a human conductor aboard, were unaffected by the strikes, RATP said on its website.

"We call on businesses to make maximum use of home office working," Transport Minister Jean-Baptiste

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First Published: Feb 18 2022 | 1:31 PM IST

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