A section of autorickshaw drivers and transporters have called an indefinite citywide strike from Tuesday against the Delhi government’s “silence” on regulating cab aggregators such as Ola and Uber. A committee of around 25 transport unions has urged drivers of autorickshaws and black and yellow cabs to go on strike till the AAP government does not bring in a regulatory policy for the app-based cab aggregators.
The RSS-affiliated Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh’s general secretary Rajender Soni said, “We will wait for Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to respond to us. He had promised to rein in Ola and Uber, but nothing has come of it.”
The agitating unions claimed thousands of autorickshaws, black and yellow taxis and economy radio taxis will stay off the roads during the strike. Kishan Verma of All Delhi Auto Taxi Transporters’ Congress Union said, “We will not call off the strike till the CM comes to the New Delhi Railway Station and says before the media what he wants to.”