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Commuters be ready for Tuesday hardship

Okhla residents who bank on app-based cab aggregators to travel to their office across the national Capital should brace for hardship as news are surfacing that Ola, Uber to drivers might go off road tomorrow against “low fares”.

According to reports the agitating Sarvodaya Drivers’ Association said some groups of tourist taxi providers, autorickshaw union have extended their support to it. If this happens then chances are high that strike might hit private transport service in Delhi and other neighbouring cities.

Ravi Rathore, vice-president of the Sarvodaya Drivers’ Association, said: “The protest march will be taken out from Majnu-ka-Tila to the CM’s residence in North Delhi’s Civil Lines area. There is anger among drivers that the Government is not intervening in raising their issues with Ola and Uber.”

The Association, which claims to represent around 1.25 lakh app-based taxis in the the Delhi-NCR, demands that fares be increased from existing Rs 6 per km to around 20 per km.

As per the association which claims to represent around 1.25 lakh app-based taxis in the the Delhi-NCR, app-based cab companies made “tall promises” to drivers– like they would earn as much as Rs 1.5 lakh every month. “But the situation is different. They are making us run taxis at Rs 6 per km while they charge 25 per cent from us,” Rathore said.

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