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Rising fuel and CNG prices: Auto and taxi drivers go on strike in Delhi today

Commuters in Delhi could face problems as various car, taxi and minibus driver unions decided to go on strike on Monday.

Unions have demanded higher tariffs and lower CNG prices.

While most unions said they would be on a one-day strike, the Sarvodaya Driver Association Delhi, which has members who drive for taxi aggregators, said it would go on an ‘indefinite’ strike from of Monday.

The unions have refused to call their strike despite the Delhi government’s announcement to form a committee to review the tariff review within a specified time frame.

“We have decided to call an indefinite strike from Monday in view of the lack of action by the government to help us by reducing fuel prices and revising tariffs,” said the president of Sarvodaya Driver Association Delhi. , Kamaljeet Gill.

Delhi Auto Rickshaw Sangh general secretary Rajendra Soni says the “unprecedented” rise in CNG tariffs has had a negative impact on auto and taxi drivers.

“We know that the Delhi government is forming a committee but we need solutions to our problems which are not in sight. We demand that the government (Central and Delhi) give a subsidy of Rs. on CNG prices,” he said.

Hundreds of auto, cab and taxi drivers recently staged a protest at the Delhi secretariat to demand a subsidy on CNG prices.

“We can’t continue to use our cars and taxis and take losses every day as CNG prices run rampant. This is a token protest to oppose rising prices,” Soni said.

There are over 90,000 cars and over 80,000 registered taxis complementing the city’s public transport system.

STA Operators General Secretary Ekta Manch, Shyamlal Gola, said the RTV buses, numbering around 10,000, will also be off-road to support demands for tariff reviews and lower CNG prices.

Feeder buses play a crucial role in last mile connectivity from metro stations to inner city locations.

(Only the title and image of this report may have been edited by Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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