Ola, Uber drivers take to the streets, begin strike

    Mumbai  -  

    Hundreds of drivers and owners of private aggregator cabs in Mumbai have struck work for the day to protest the 'high handed' attitude of aggregator companies like Ola and Uber.

    Claiming that they have been cheated by these companies, the drivers and owners of the cabs gathered outside the Ola headquarters in Chakala this morning and raised slogans against the company.

    The action committee spearheading the protest has decided to hold a protest march at Azad Maidan on 14 March if their demands are not met by then. Some of the car owners and drivers are contemplating continuing the one day strike that has been launched since 9 am today.

    However, a section of the drivers and owners Mumbai Live spoke to said they would need to run their taxis from Saturday in order to earn and be able to repay their loans and keep the home fires burning.

    The drivers and owners of these aggregator cabs are protesting the companies' indifference to their complaints regarding penalties imposed for refusing fares, as well as losses caused by the companies reneging on their promises.

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