New Dehli: In Delhi, various unions of the auto, taxi, and minibus drivers have announced to go on strike on Monday. The strike is expected to cause problems for commuters of the capital. Notably, the strike has been called on to raise the demand for a hike in fare rates and a slash in CNG prices.
The most union said the strike will last for a day. However, the Sarvodaya Driver Association Delhi said they will go on an indefinite strike from the same day. The association is made of members who drive cabs in the national capital.
It is important to note that the Delhi government has already announced to form of a committee that will check the feasibility of the demand in a time-bound manner.
Ahead of the strike, Kamaljeet Gill, President of Sarvodya Driver Association Delhi, said, ”After observing that the government is reluctant to take any action on our demand, we decided to go on an indefinite strike on Monday. We want that the government to slash prices of fuels and revise fares.”
Taking about the strike, the General Secretary of the Delhi Auto Rickshaw Sangh, Rajendra Soni said the unprecedented hike in CNG rate has become trying circumstances for auto and cab drivers.
He also said, ”We are happy that the government formed a committee but we are not seeing any good sign of solution for our problem. Our demand is that the government (Centre and Delhi) provide Rs 35 per kg subsidy on CNG prices.”
Notably, the number of registered autos and taxis is over 90,000 and 80,000, respectively in Delhi.