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Delhi’s Auto, Taxi Drivers Start 2-Day Strike Today Over Fuel Price Hike



Auto, Taxi Drivers Strike: The strike has not been known as off regardless of assurance from Delhi authorities.

New Delhi:

To protest in opposition to the hovering gasoline costs, members of auto, taxi and cab drivers’ associations in Delhi have determined to go on a strike from Monday for 2 days.

Several unions of auto and cab drivers are demanding that the fare charges be hiked and gasoline costs be lowered. The strike has not been known as off regardless of assurance from the Delhi authorities to resolve their points. The Delhi authorities had introduced forming a committee to look into fare revision in a time-bound method.

Auto and Taxi Association of Delhi, a unit of the Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh, has introduced a strike in Delhi on April 18 and 19. They declare that numerous autos and cabs is not going to hit the streets of Delhi on these two days.

General Secretary of Delhi Auto Rickshaw Sangh, Rajendra Soni in a telephonic dialog with ANI alleged that the Central and the Delhi authorities just isn’t paying heed to their calls for.

He mentioned that they wrote a letter to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on March 30 highlighting their calls for which embody subsidy on CNG costs. “We did not receive a response from the government. We staged a protest for two days and are now compelled to go on strike,” he mentioned.

Listing calls for of the auto and cab unions, Mr Soni mentioned, “We do not want the fare to increase, because it will affect the pockets of the common people as well. Our only demand is that the government does not increase the fuel price and give us subsidy on CNG prices. We demand that the government provide Rs 35 per kg subsidy on CNG prices.”

Mr Soni assured that the protest could be peaceable; nonetheless, he warned that some parts – in favour of the federal government – may try to disrupt the protest.

However, many extra unions related to auto and taxis aren’t becoming a member of this strike. Delhi State President of Capital Driver Welfare Association, Chandu Chaurasia advised ANI that Gramin Seva and e-rickshaw is not going to participate within the strike on April 18 and 19.

“As usual, we will continue to serve the people of Delhi,” he mentioned. However, Chaurasia additionally supported the demand for subsidy on CNG and mentioned that we should always undoubtedly get reduction.

President of the Sarvodaya Drivers’ Association of Delhi, Kamaljeet Gill mentioned that Ola and Uber cab drivers will go on a strike on from April 18. “Ola and Uber fares have not been increased since 2015 and we have protested against this many times but the government did not pay heed. In these seven years, the prices of CNG and petrol started soaring high,” he mentioned.

Mr Singh additionally mentioned that the protest is not going to cease till an answer to the issue is discovered. “We have support from Lucknow, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai. Strikes will also start there tomorrow,” he added.

The worth of CNG is presently Rs 71.61 per kg in Delhi.

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