Commuters in the national capital may face difficulties as auto-rickshaw and taxi unions have decided to go on strike on Monday to protest against the Delhi government’s policies on cab aggregators like Uber and Ola, and the Centre’s rule on speed governors.
“The one-day ‘Chakka Jaam’ protest by the Sanyukt Sangharsh Samiti will be held as the government failed to listen to our grievances,” Inderjeet Singh, chairman of the All India Tour and Transport Association and convener of the joint forum told PTI.
“Auto-rickshaw and taxi drivers are losing their employment due to wrong transport polices of the government and also due to low fares offered to commuters by cab aggregators,” he said.
Thousands of members of the affiliated associations will also go on strike and peacefully hold a protest today, he said.
Singh said the Sangharsh Samiti was awaiting the state government’s response on its offer to hold talks.
Delhi has been hit by twin strikes today. Petrol pumps in the capital are on strike till Tuesday morning in protest against Delhi government’s refusal to reduce Value Added Tax (VAT) on diesel and petrol.
In Mumbai, drivers of taxi-hailing apps Ola and Uber have threatened to go on strike from Monday demanding higher minimum fare and charge per kilometre.
The drivers want minimum fares to be between Rs 100 and Rs 150 and the charge per km between Rs 18 and Rs 23, depending upon the vehicle.
(With agency inputs)