Mumbai cab drivers’ strike enter eighth day

Updated - October 29, 2018 01:11 pm IST

Published - October 29, 2018 12:57 pm IST - Mumbai

Cab drivers protest near Ola office in Mumbai on Monday

Cab drivers protest near Ola office in Mumbai on Monday

As the indefinite strike declared by drivers of app-based aggregators entered its eighth day on Monday, over 250 drivers staged a protest outside Ola’s Mumbai office in Andheri East.

The strike has been called by the Maharashtra Rajya Rashtriya Kamgar Sangh (MRRKS).

The union’s General Secretary Govindrao Mohit said that they will continue the strike until the demands were met.

The drivers are demanding higher fares amid soaring fuel prices, that they not be suspended based on a single complaint, and that only customers whose phone numbers are linked with Aadhaar numbers be allowed in the cabs.

The leaders are currently in Ola’s offices where union officials said negotiations might be conducted with the cab aggregating firm.

Sunil Borkar, secretary of the union, said if negotiations fail they will march to Uber’s offices in Kurla. The drivers said they will continue to protest on the road until the negotiations are completed.

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