A decision on the proposed statewide indefinite agitation planned by autorickshaw drivers is expected Monday after a meeting between union leaders from Mumbai Autorickshawmens Union (MAU) and state government officials.
The agitation,if implemented,will see around 7.5 lakh autorickshaws going off roads across the state. MAU has been demanding the status of a public servant,implementation of social security schemes for members and withdrawal of a proposal to introduce quadricycles in the city. The union has also threatened to hike fares by Re 1 if the May 1 GR on fare hike is not implemented.
MAU leader Shashank Rao said,A final decision will be taken after the meeting with transport secretary and transport commissioner. When asked whether the monsoon was likely to compel the union from deferring or calling off the agitation,Rao said,We defer agitations only during exams and festivals. However,issues faced by auto drivers remained unresolved.