Hardship for commuters as auto, taxi, mini bus drivers to go on strike on Monday over fuel, CNG prices hike
Okhla residents who are use auto, taxi or mini-bus to commute from one place to another will face hard times on Monday as auto, taxi, mini bus drivers in Delhi have announced to go on strike on Monday over fuel and CNG prices hike.
The unions have been asking for increase in fare rates and slashing of CNG prices.
Sarvodaya Driver Association Delhi said it will be on indefinite strike from Monday but most other unions said they will be not working for a day.
“We have decided to go on an indefinite strike from Monday in view of no action by the government to help us by slashing prices of fuels and revising fares,” President, Sarvodaya Driver Association Delhi, Kamaljeet Gill, said.
General Secretary of the Delhi Auto Rickshaw Sangh, Rajendra Soni, said: “We know that the Delhi government is forming some committee but we need solutions to our problems which is not in sight. We are demanding that the government (Centre and Delhi) provide Rs 35 per kg subsidy on CNG prices,.”
“We cannot keep plying our autos and cabs bearing losses everyday as the CNG prices are galloping. This is a symbolic protest to oppose the price hike,” Soni said.