Ola, Uber drivers to go on strike today


Ola and Uber drivers to go on strike today for the second time this year. The drivers assosiations are protesting against low fares fixed by their respective firms and also for the lack of basic amenities.

Although the protest would be just for a day, but the shortage of cabs on weekdays is expected to impact daily commuters.

The kaali-peeli taxi drivers have also announced to join the day-long protest.

In February, drivers of both the companies went on a 13-day long strike, which ended after a meeting of Ola, Uber drivers with the Delhi government and company managements.
After the strike in February, the assosiations were promised action against low fares and for basic amenities from the aggregators.

1.5 lakh app-based taxis in Delhi-NCR have decided not to take out their vehicles on April 18. They have planned a protest march to chief minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence in Civil Lines from the Majnu Ka Tila Gurudwara, said a report published in the Hindustan Times.

The Sarvodaya Drivers' Association of Delhi (SDAD) that was leading the strike claimed that Ola has agreed to its demands, however, the management of the company refused to comment on the assertion.

Thousands of drivers working with the two taxi aggregators had gone on indefinite strike against "low" fares and "lacking" basic amenities their employers provide them.

The strike has been called by the Sarvodaya Driver Association of Delhi, which led the February agitation.

Source PTI

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