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Auto, Taxi Drivers Of Delhi On Two-Day Strike Over Hiked Fuel Rates

Two Day Strike In Delhi

Associations of Cab, Taxi and Auto drivers in Delhi have declared a two-day strike to protest against the hiked fuel rates. The strike began today and will be continued for the next day Tuesday.

Two Day Strike In Delhi

Unions of Public Transport are demanding from the government that fuel prices must be reduced and fare prices must be increased. Delhi Government has given assurance that the issue will be solved but still the strike has been continued. A committee will be formed to resolve the issues related to the revision of fare prices, as announced by the Government.

Strike Announced With Demands

A branch of Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh, Auto and Taxi Association of Delhi has announced the two-day strike to be held on April 18 and April 19. According to them, the vast majority of Auto and cab drivers will not be seen driving on the roads for these two days.

Rajendra Soni who is the “General Secretary of Delhi Auto Rickshaw Sangh” had allegedly said in a telephonic interview with ANI that the government is not paying any heed to their demands.

He also reported that they have written a letter to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on March 30, that highlights their demands such as providing subsidy on CNG prices. But “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 said.

Mr Soni said, “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 subsidies on CNG prices. We demand that the government provide ₹ 35 per kg subsidy on CNG prices.”

The price of CNG in Delhi is currently ₹71.61 Kg.

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Ola & Uber Drivers Joined The Two-Day Strike

Kamaljeet Gill, “President of the Sarvodaya Drivers’ Association of Delhi,” said, “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.”

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