Autorickshaw Strike Called Off As Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis Intervenes

Autorickshaws Chalak Malak Sanghatana Sanyukta Kruti Samiti (ACMSSKS) were going to start the strike from Tuesday in Mumbai but called it off on Monday evening.

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Autorickshaws Chalak Malak Sanghatana Sanyukta Kruti Samiti (ACMSSKS), an autorickshaw drivers' union were going to go on a strike from today. Their demands included banning cab aggregators like Ola and Uber, cracking down illegal autos and cabs on roads and a hike in their fares as they have not been raised since the last 3 years. They had also demanded that the government should provide them with retirement benefits like pension, medical benefits and Provident Fund (PF).  

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Several unions from other parts of the state like Pune, Nashik, Nagpur, Aurangabad were also going to participate in the strike.  However, on Monday evening, the union met Transport Secretary, Ashishkumar Singh at Mantralaya and later Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis assured them that a meeting will be held with them on Tuesday afternoon along with Transport Minister Diwakar Raote. 

Therefore, Shashank Rao, President of ACMSSKS called off the strike on Monday evening. This has come as a huge relief for millions of Mumbaikars as with the onset of monsoon, autorickshaws are always in more demand.  

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