Ola and Uber drivers in the city have called off the protest, slated to start from Tuesday. The drivers of the aggregator cabs had planned to go on indefinite strike from 21 March, but called off the proposed strike after they wrote a letter to chief minister Devendra Fadnavis and transport minister Diwakar Raote.
“We have written a letter to CM and transport minister about our demands and until we get the reply, we have called off the strike,” said Raju Patil, Sangharsha Tourist Chalak Malak Sanghatna president which represents the drivers.
The Ola and Uber drivers claim they were promised hefty returns when they signed up with the aggregator cab companies, but in reality they say they earn just Rs 15,000 to Rs 20,000. The drivers had staged a protest at Azad Maidan on 14 March where they declared that they would go on indefinite strike from 21 March. Read here-
On 10 March, the drivers struck work for a day to protest against the companies' 'high handed behaviour' and demanded negotiations with the companies. This has however not yet materialised.
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