Ola, Uber taxi drivers go on an indefinite strike

Cab aggregator service drivers want hike in minimum fare and charge per km to remain between ₹18 and ₹23


Ola and Uber taxi drivers go on an indefinite strike from October 22 as their demands of hike in minimum fare and hike in charge per km are not met.

The drivers want minimum fares to be between ₹100 and ₹150 and the charge per km between ₹18 and ₹23, depending upon the vehicle. The protest was carried outside Uber's Kurla office and Ola's Andheri office.

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Sunil Borkar, Secretary of Maharashtra Rajya Rashtriya Kamgar Sangh — a union of app-based cab drivers led by Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Mumbai president Sachin Ahir — said that most drivers were in favour of an indefinite strike. He added that during the strike, they will announce their future course of action.

Under the banner of Maharashtra Navnirman Vahatuk Sena (MNVS) — the transport wing of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) — the app-based cab drivers had gone on a three-day strike. 

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