New Delhi,26 July: With the rise of operations in Uber and Ola which has as its main server in USA, the auto-rikshaws and taxi unions in Delhi have threatened to go for an indefinite strike against app-based taxi services on Tuesday.This might bring a problem to many commuters.
Delhi has one lakh autos, black-yellow taxis, strike to hit commuters.There are about 85,000 auto-rickshaw and 15,000 yellow-black taxis in the Capital and if they go off roads people may face problems during their commute.
According to Joint Action Committee of 20 transport unions, the auto and taxi (yellow-black) unions of domestic and international airports have extended their support and they would also participate in the strike.
Rajendra Soni, general secretary of Delhi Auto rickshaw Sangh and Delhi Pradesh Taxi Union, said there is “no room” for talks with the Delhi government from the unions’ side. He, however, said in case the Delhi government wants to talk to them, it can send its representative at New Delhi Railway Station where the drivers will be staging the protest today.
Kishan Verma, president of All Delhi Auto-Taxi Transport Congress Union (ADATTCU), said drivers of yellow-black taxis and autorickshaws have been asked to remove their vehicles from airport, railway stations, ISBTs and metro stations from the midnight in Delhi.
Meanwhile, a section of auto rickshaw union, apparently affiliated to the Aam Aadmi Party, today met Transport Minister Satyendar Jain at Delhi Secretariat to discuss the issue.