Taxi drivers

App-based taxi drivers’ strike to demand CNG subsidy, fare hike enters second day: The Tribune India


PTI

New Delhi, April 19

The strike by drivers attached to ride-sharing apps such as Uber and Ola demanding a subsidy on CNG prices and a fare review entered its second day on Tuesday.

However, the yellow-black auto-rickshaw and taxi unions, which were part of Monday’s strike, have decided to postpone their agitation, bringing much-needed relief to Delhi residents.

Ravi Rathore, chairman of Sarvodaya Driver Welfare Association Delhi, which represents drivers attached to app-based taxi aggregators, said a decision on whether to continue or postpone the strike will be taken in the evening.

“Ola, Uber taxis will not be on the roads today. We will also be holding a protest in Jantar Mantar later today to press our demands. A call on the future action plan will be launched after the protest in the evening,” Rathore told PTI.

As app-based taxis remained off the roads, several people encountered difficulties due to unavailability of rides and rising prices.

“I am trying to book a taxi to my office in Noida Film City from Mayur Vihar but the fare is high due to the strike. I usually pay around 300 rupees but today the estimated fare is around 700 rupees “said Nilesh Kumar. mentioned.

However, the strike’s impact was downplayed on Tuesday due to the resumption of auto rickshaw and yellow-black taxi services.