Another day of Ola, Uber strike

The cab drivers are demanding an increase in the minimum fare of the cab services and have been on an indefinite strike since Tuesday

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Almost 50 per cent Ola and Uber drivers went on an indefinite strike on Tuesday - October 22 - demanding to increase their income and minimum fare for the cab services. In order to resolve the matter, a delegation of drivers met Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Sachin Ahir followed by their meeting with Maharashtra Transport Minister Diwakar Raote. 

The drivers have appealed to the state government to create an application, which shall be fully controlled by the government. This protest comes after the hike in fuel prices across the country. Not only the cab drivers but auto-rickshaw drivers have also demanded an increase in their minimum fare. 

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The drivers want the app-based services to be controlled under City Taxi Scheme 2017. Currently, the court had put a stay on the matter. Cab drivers are demanding ₹16 per km for AC hatchback followed by ₹18/km for the sedan, ₹22/km for SUVs.

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