The drivers of the taxi aggregators, Uber and Ola, have threatened to start an indefinite strike starting on Sunday at midnight in several parts of the country, including the Metropolitan Region of Mumbai, as drivers who work for both have reported a fall drastic business last months caused by bad management.
There is the possibility that the smaller taxis are on the road on Monday with the strikers who claim to have the support of cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Noida, Nashik, Pune, Satara, Bangalore and Telangana.
Sanjay Naik of Maharahstra Navnirman Vahatuk Sena, the transportation wing of MNS, said: “We have the support of several Ola and Uber unions throughout the country and in Mumbai alone the effect will be that around 60,000 taxis will be off the road” .
Naik added, “Our demands are simple: that the government must address our concerns and at least know us.” We have written several letters to the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, the transport department, the transport minister, but none have met with us to listen. our demands. ”
“Taxi drivers have bought vehicles that cost around Rs 5 to Rs 7 lakhs and they promised profits of more than Rs 1 lakh, but their income decreases every two months due to the mismanagement of Ola and Uber,” Naik said.
The strikers in Mumbai have said that from Monday they will sit in front of the offices of Ola and Uber demanding their rights. The strikers plan to be out of the way until their demands are heard. The strikers are also upset by the announcement by the state government that the Ola and Uber cabins should work with CNG.