Auto-Taxi Association Of Delhi Calls Off Its Strike

The people of Delhi had faced a crisis on Monday as taxi drivers stayed off the roads and all the ride apps were showing ‘no available cabs’ messages, as the Auto-Taxi association was on strike against the frequent hike in CNG prices. 

But now, as per the news, the Auto and Taxi Association of Delhi, a Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh unit, has called off their strike.

Indrajeet Singh, President Rajdhani Parivahan Panchayat, said:

“We have called off the strike so that the public doesn’t face any problems. If the Central govt doesn’t accept our demands, then after 20-25 days they should be ready if Delhi doesn’t get milk and water supply”.

Various unions of auto and cab drivers have been demanding that the fare rates be hiked and fuel prices are reduced. The Delhi government had announced forming a committee to look into fare revision in a time-bound manner.

As per the news agency PTI, there are over 90,000 autos and more than 80,000 registered taxis complementing the public transport system in the national capital.

Auto and Taxi Association of Delhi had announced a strike in Delhi on April 18 and 19, claiming that a large number of autos and cabs won’t hit the streets of Delhi on these two days.

Earlier, Rajendra Soni, General Secretary of Delhi Auto Rickshaw Sangh, in a telephonic conversation with ANI, alleged that the Central and the Delhi government are not paying heed to their demands.

He said that they wrote a letter to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on March 30 highlighting their demands which include subsidies on CNG prices. “We did not receive a response from the government. We staged a protest for two days and are now compelled to go on strike,” he said.

Though now, the Auto and Taxi Association of Delhi has called off their strike, saying that they don’t want the public to face problems.

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