The effect of the two-day strike called by the Auto Taxi Union in Delhi is visible. Passengers at Delhi airport are upset as taxis are not available. No they are not getting private taxi Ola Uber is being booked. When the passengers went to look for them, the representative of the private taxi company informed them that we did not have any vehicle. Meanwhile, some passengers from abroad came to India, they were not aware of today’s strike. Bikash Kumar, who had returned from Dubai, had to go to Delhi’s Dilshad Garden but could not get a taxi. Asked how he would get to his destination, Laxman said he faces problems if he doesn’t get Ola, Uber or a taxi, but at the moment he is thinking about how to get to his destination.
Neetu Yadav, who is on a trip to Nepal, landed at Delhi Airport this morning. He had to join the office from today, which is in Gurugram, but due to the strike, it does not seem that he will be able to arrive on time. Neetu said there was a lot of trouble getting stuck at the airport here. It used to be a problem to get well, now it is a problem. He said that now he thinks that he has to go to Metro and there is no other way.
Ola Uber strike
Various associations of auto, taxi and cab drivers in Delhi went on strike on Monday demanding a change in fares in the wake of CNG subsidies and rising fuel prices. Rajendra Soni, general secretary of the Delhi Auto Rickshaw Association, said they would hold a civil line protest outside Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence during the day.
Passengers had to face difficulties in the national capital on Monday morning. Although Ola and Uber services are available, their fares have gone up due to high demand. Due to the increase in the price of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), various organizations of auto and cab drivers have been demanding fare revision.
Announcing the formation of a committee to review the rent
The organizations have decided to go on strike despite the Delhi government announcing the formation of a committee to consider the rent amendment within a specified period. Rajendra Soni, general secretary of the Delhi Auto Rickshaw Association, told PTI, “Our strike has started and will continue all day. CNG has become expensive and we cannot run at a loss. We should either subsidize Tk 35 per kg of CNG or increase the fare.”
Most organizations said they would go on a one-day strike, but the Sarvodaya Drivers Association Delhi has declared an “indefinite” strike since Monday.
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