Unkept promises: Uber, Ola drivers threaten indefinite strike from Sunday

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Protest was largely unsuccessful in city as services were available but at higher rates With the nationwide strike declared by drivers of app-based cab aggregators such as Ola and Uber, Punekars had anticipated disrupted commutes.

While a similar strike call was given in other cities like Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Pune and New Delhi, driver unions said there was no impact in the national capital, where, senior Uber and Ola representatives claimed, it was business as usual.

Talking about the same Sanjay Naik of Maharashtra Navnirman Vahatuk Sena told ANI, "We demand that Ola and Uber taxis agree to the laws by which the yellow-black taxis are run".

The transport Minister added that their government is working on addressing the passengers' problems and complaints and said that they will implement the various government measures to curb this. The Mumbai police have chose to step up bandobast on road and may invoke section 149 (unlawful assembly) to detain protestors in case they take morcha to Ola and Uber offices, sources said. This only happens when the fares are increased, which means the incentives of the drivers will be decreased. The drivers from across the nation will join the indefinite if the aggregators don't meet their demands.

This is evident from the fact that this is not the first such strike by the drivers in India, nor is it the first such strike globally.

He also said that surge pricing during rush hours was not benefiting drivers in any manner.

Explaining the non-participation, Tanveer Pasha, president, Uber, TaxiForSure, Ola (UTO) drivers and owners association, said that the drivers are anyway struggling with low wages. "But drivers are unable to make even half of this because of the mismanagement by these companies".

Meanwhile, in the wake of drivers protesting outside Ola and Uber's offices today morning, police has issued notices to leaders of the union under section 149 of CrPC relating to unlawful assembly.

Other taxi unions, including the Mumbai Taximens Union, have extended support.

Uber said the company was committed to serve its customers.

"Earning Rs 700 a day and paying the company Rs 500 leaves us with Rs 200 a day making it impossible to survive", he said.

We support the Ola Uber Drivers Strike and want the companies to play fair.

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