Delhi: Auto, taxi unions postpone strike; Ola, Uber drivers protest at Jantar Mantar to demand CNG subsidy

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Auto, taxi, bus strike in Delhi — Day 2

Highlights

  • Auto, taxi unions had announced a 2-day strike in Delhi
  • The strike had largely affected office-goers on Monday
  • With auto, taxi unions postponing strike, a low impact of the stir was witnessed on Tuesday

The strike called by drivers attached to ride-hailing apps such as Uber and Ola in Delhi, demanding subsidy on CNG prices and revision of fare rates entered its second day on Tuesday.

However, auto-rickshaw and yellow-black taxi unions, which were a part of the strike on Monday, have decided to postpone their stir bringing much-needed relief to Delhiites.

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

“Ola, Uber cabs will not ply on the roads today. We will also hold a protest at Jantar Mantar later in the day to press for our demands. A call on the future course of action will be taken after the protest in the evening,” Rathore said. 

As the app-based cabs remained off the roads, several people faced difficulties due to the non-availability of rides and surge pricing.

“I am trying to book a cab for my office in Noida Film City from Mayur Vihar but the fare is high due to the strike. I usually pay around Rs 300, but today the estimated fare is around Rs 700,” a commuter Nilesh Kumar said.

However, the impact of the strike was minimised on Tuesday due to auto-rickshaws and yellow-black taxis resuming services. 

(With inputs from PTI)

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