Federation of Autorickshaw Workers Unions of Coimbatore has decided to extend support to the nation-wide strike to press a charter of demands for the benefit of the working class, scheduled for February 28 (Tuesday). In a statement, Chairman of the Federation P.K. Sugumaran said that the demands of the auto rickshaw workers would be to control the spiralling prices of petrol/diesel and enable their supply through Public Distribution System (PDS) outlets, serious and sustained efforts to control inflation, creation of housing facilities for auto rickshaw drivers, speedy measures to provide public service badge by the Transport Department to autorickshaw workers and streamlining of the issue of new permits for auto rickshaws besides ensuring that the permits were given only to those with a driving licence.

Pressing for the above said demands, auto rickshaws would keep off the road from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

- Staff Reporter