September 20, 2020

No main influence of Ola, Uber drivers’ strike in Delhi



NEW DELHI: A strike referred to as by Ola and Uber drivers right here on Tuesday had no main influence as passengers mentioned they didn’t face any trouble in reserving the cabs.

A bit of drivers related to the 2 cab aggregators went on a strike to demand a fare hike and moratorium on mortgage reimbursement.

Kamaljeet Singh Gill, the president of the Sarvodaya Drivers Affiliation of Delhi mentioned that just about 250 drivers gathered at Mandi Home to boost their calls for however police dispersed them.

In the meantime, passengers claimed that they didn’t face points whereas reserving a experience despite the fact that Gill claimed that the strike affected cab availability in lots of elements of town.

“In some areas like Dwarka and Uttam Nagar, individuals paid more cash to journey as cabs weren’t accessible,” he claimed.

Rashmi Dixit, a resident of Palm Olympia Housing Society in Higher Noida, booked an Ola from the society to her workplace in Naraina round 7.30 am on Tuesday and didn’t face any trouble.

“I had heard in regards to the strike and was initially apprehensive about discovering a cab. However I discovered a cab inside 5 minutes and didn’t face any points throughout the whole journey other than the morning rush hour visitors,” she mentioned.

One other commuter, who travelled from east Delhi to south Delhi, mentioned that he didn’t face issue in reserving a cab and the ready time was additionally not excessive and even the fare was regular.

Taxi drivers of varied associations in Delhi-NCR, who work with Ola and Uber, determined to go on strike from Tuesday as their appeals for assist didn’t result in any motion by the federal government, Gill mentioned.

“As a result of acute monetary disaster attributable to the coronavirus-induced lockdown, drivers are unable to pay their EMIs. The moratorium of mortgage reimbursement ended and the banks are already placing stress on us. Drivers are scared that banks will tow away their automobiles for not paying EMIs,” he mentioned.

The drivers have additionally demanded that fares ought to be hiked and their fee elevated by the cab aggregators.

Gill mentioned the fare ought to be mounted by the federal government as a substitute of the cab aggregators.

No response was instantly accessible from Ola or Uber in regards to the influence of the strike on their companies.