Auto, cab drivers in Delhi bound on 2-day strike to advise gas imprint hike

Reported By: DNA Web Team| Edited By: DNA Web Personnel |Source: ANI |Updated: Apr 18, 2022, 06: 28 AM IST

Amid hovering costs of gas, participants of auto, taxi and cab drivers’ associations in Delhi indulge in determined to undertake a two-day strike from Monday. The unions are annoying a hike in fare charges and discount in gas costs.

The strike has no longer been called off despite assurance from the Delhi authorities to unravel their points. The Delhi authorities had launched forming a committee to perceive into fare revision in a time-sure manner.

Auto and Taxi Affiliation of Delhi, a unit of the Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh, has launched a strike in Delhi on April 18 and 19. They disclose that a gigantic selection of autos and cabs is no longer going to hit the streets of Delhi on these two days.

General Secretary of Delhi Auto Rickshaw Sangh, Rajendra Soni in a telephonic conversation with ANI alleged that the Central and the Delhi authorities is no longer paying worth to their demands. He stated that they wrote a letter to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on March 30 highlighting their demands which embody subsidy on CNG costs.

“We did no longer salvage a response from the authorities. We staged a advise for two days and are now compelled to bound on strike,” he stated.

Itemizing demands of the auto and cab unions, Soni stated, “We enact no longer desire the fare to amplify, on fable of this can indulge in an impact on the pockets of the total folk as effectively. Our most effective demand is that the authorities doesn’t amplify the gas imprint and offers us subsidy on CNG costs. We demand that the authorities provide Rs 35 per kg subsidy on CNG costs.”

Soni assured that the advise might maybe well well be silent; nonetheless, he warned that some parts – in favour of the authorities – might maybe well strive to disrupt the advise. On the replace hand, many extra unions linked with auto and taxis are seemingly to be no longer joining this strike.

Delhi Reveal President of Capital Driver Welfare Affiliation, Chandu Chaurasia told ANI that Gramin Seva and e-rickshaw is no longer going to need fragment within the strike on April 18 and 19.”As long-established, we are in a position to proceed to relieve the folk of Delhi,” he stated.

On the replace hand, Chaurasia also supported the demand for subsidy on CNG and stated that we might maybe well even aloof indisputably in discovering relief. President of the Sarvodaya Drivers` Affiliation of Delhi, Kamaljeet Gill stated that Ola and Uber cab drivers will bound on a strike on from April 18.

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“Ola and Uber fares have not been elevated since 2015 and we indulge in protested in opposition to this all yet again and all yet again however the authorities did no longer pay worth. In these seven years, the costs of CNG and petrol started hovering high,” he stated. Singh also stated that the advise is no longer going to end except a resolution to the topic is found. “We indulge in strengthen from Lucknow, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai. Strikes will also open up there the next day to come,” he added. The worth of CNG is at the moment Rs 71.61 per kg in Delhi.

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