Section of Ola, Uber drivers go on strike in Delhi-NCR

New Delhi, September 1

A bit of drivers working with cab aggregators Ola and Uber went on strike on Tuesday affecting companies in some elements of Delhi-NCR as they demanded a  fare hike and moratorium on mortgage reimbursement.

The placing cab drivers will assemble at Mandi House later within the day to press for his or her calls for, together with extension of moratorium on EMI cost until December, a rise in fares and withdrawal of rushing violation penalties, stated Kamaljeet Singh Gill, the president of the Sarvodaya Drivers Association of Delhi.

“The strike has led to unavailability of cabs in many parts of the Delhi-NCR including Greater Noida, Dwarka and Uttam Nagar,” Gill stated.

The strike might pose challenges for commuters, together with college students who’re to seem within the IIT-JEE Mains examination starting on Tuesday.

Taxi drivers of assorted associations in Delhi-NCR, who work with Ola and Uber, determined to go on strike from Tuesday as their appeals for assist didn’t result in any motion by the federal government, Gill stated.

“Due to the acute financial crisis caused by the coronavirus-induced lockdown, drivers are unable to pay their EMIs. The moratorium of loan repayment ended and the banks are already putting pressure on us. Drivers are scared that banks will tow away their vehicles for not paying EMIs,” he stated.

The drivers have additionally demanded that fares needs to be hiked and their fee elevated by the cab aggregators. Gill stated the fare needs to be mounted by the federal government as a substitute of the cab aggregators.

No response was instantly accessible from Ola or Uber concerning the influence of the strike on their companies.

Amid the pandemic, the strike might trigger hardships to commuters as Metro prepare companies are but to renew and public transport buses are operating at diminished capability in view of social distancing norms. PTI

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