All Kerala Online Taxi Drivers Union on Wednesday took out a march to Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) protesting denial of access to airport to pursue their profession.
The union alleged that online taxi operators had been stopped from taking trips from the airport in the last one-and-a-half years. Conventional taxi operators at the airport had stopped and even destroyed the cabs of online operators with the tacit approval of the airport management, the union alleged.
Union president T.R.S. Kumar inaugurated the march. The union alleged that there were over 33 FIRs against conventional taxi operators in police stations across the city. The protestors gave a memorandum to the airport managing director V.J. Kurian and airport police Circle Inspector Siju seeking unrestricted access to the airport.
Meanwhile, the second phase discussion before the Joint Labour Commissioner over the service and wage-related conditions of taxi drivers would be held on Friday.