If the demand is not met, the auto union has threatened an indefinite strike from April 16.
Petrol, diesel and CNG prices are rising rapidly across the country. Meanwhile, auto drivers went on strike in Delhi today over rising CNG prices. According to news agency ANI, unions of auto, cab and taxi drivers staged a protest today at Jantar Mantar Maidan in Delhi. In addition, the union has announced to hold a sit-in protest on April 11 at the Delhi Secretariat. At the same time, auto, cab and taxi drivers have warned of an indefinite strike from April 18.
Ravi Rathore of Sarvodaya Driver Welfare Association has claimed that his union has 4 lakh members in Delhi-NCR. Although there are one lakh auto drivers in Delhi. If the government does not reduce the price of CNG or increase the rent, his union will go on strike indefinitely, Rathore said.
We have made the government, the government is not watching us
“We are demanding reduction in CNG prices,” Rathore told reporters. If the price does not go down, the rent will have to be increased. In the last 7-8 years, there has been no change in the rent of Ola and Uber. One auto driver said the problem was due to inflation. The government does not listen to our poor. If you want 10 rupees more than the ride, the ride goes down from the auto. We have formed the government but they are not watching us.
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The driver said, “The problem is due to inflation. The government does not listen to us. The poor, if they want 10 rupees more than the ride, the ride goes down from the car. We have done the government but they are not watching us.” pic.twitter.com/em2RPIaPXi – ANI_HindiNews (AHindinews) April 8, 2022
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Demand for subsidy on CNG
Rajendra Soni of the Delhi Auto Rickshaw Association said CNG prices continue to rise. In such a situation, the life of taxi, cab and auto drivers has become difficult. “We have written a letter to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal,” Sony said. Where a subsidy of Rs 35 per kg has been demanded for CNG. Sony also said that if the demand is not met, there will be an indefinite strike from April 18. Note that the price of CNG has been increasing for the last 7 days.