NEW DELHI: A segment of motorists working together with taxi aggregators Ola and Uber went on strike on Tuesday impacting services in certain sections of Delhi-NCR since they needed a fare increase and moratorium on repayment.
The magnificent taxi drivers will build in Mandi House later in the afternoon to press their demands, such as expansion of moratorium on EMI payment until December, an increase in imports and imports of speeding breach penalties, stated Kamaljeet Singh Gill, the president of the Sarvodaya Drivers Association of Delhi.
“The attack has caused unavailability of cabs from many areas of the Delhi-NCR such as Greater Noida, Dwarka and Uttam Nagar,” Gill explained.
The attack will pose challenges for commuters, for example pupils who are to look at the IIT-JEE Mains examination beginning on Tuesday.
Taxi drivers of different institutions in Delhi-NCR, that operate with Ola and Uber, chose to go on strike by Tuesday because their appeals for aid didn’t result in any actions by the authorities, Gill explained.
“Because of the severe financial crisis brought on by the coronavirus-induced lockdown, motorists cannot pay their own EMIs. The moratorium of loan repayment stopped and the banks are already putting pressure on people. Drivers are fearful that banks will tow their vehicles away not paying EMIs,” he explained.
The drivers also have required that fares must be increased and their commission improved by the taxi aggregators. Gill explained the fare ought to be fixed from the authorities rather than the taxi aggregators.
No response was instantly available from Ola or even Uber regarding the effect of the attack in their own services.
Amid the outbreak, the attack might cause hardships to commuters since Metro rail services are to restart and public transportation buses are operating at reduced capacity in perspective of social distancing standards.