Ola-Uber strike to return in Delhi on April 18
New Delhi : Higher fare, longer waiting time are all set to haunt Delhi for one more time on April 18 as drivers of the online cab aggregators Ola and Uber have announced their second round of protest.
Many of the taxi drivers, out of 1-5 lakh app based taxis, have decided not to operate their services on April 18. It has also been learned that they may also plan a protest march outside Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence.
The decision comes after the taxi drivers claimed no result from their previous strike in February. “Neither the companies nor the Delhi government has done anything,” they claim.
In February, lakhs of commuters had to face a hard time when the cab drivers had gone for an approximately two-week-long strike.
Hindustan Times in its report quotes Kamaljeet Gill, president SDAD, as saying, “Nothing has changed since our February protest. Drivers continue to slog for 16-18 hours daily and still are barely earning enough to eat and pay the car EMIs. Fares of registered city taxis can only be fixed by the government, whereas, Ola-Uber still continue to levy their own rates.”