Maharashtra CM intervenes; Ola & Uber drivers call off strike

Drivers and owners of Ola and Uber were on strike since Saturday night, demanding hike in cab fares from ₹18 to ₹23

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Ola and Uber drivers who were on strike since Saturday night, called off their strike on Monday evening after Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis intervened.

Under the leadership of Maharashtra Rajya Rashtriya Kamgar Sangh leader Sachin Ahir, the union met the CM and expressed their demands on Monday evening. The CM assured the union that post-Winter Session Assembly, the decision will be taken. Along with this, he ordered the transport secretary to submit a report regarding the same. 

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On Monday, Ola and Uber drivers had planned to carry out a march from Bharat Mata to Vidhan Bhavan but police booked the protestors and deported them to Azad Maidan, where they continued with their protest. They threatened that they would not allow any tourist vehicle to ply on roads if the state government fails to take a decision. The drivers and owners of Ola and Uber had demanded a hike in cab fares from ₹18 to ₹23 and charge ₹180 for the minimum fare compared to its existing fare i.e. ₹150. 

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