Mumbai Taxi-Auto Walas To Go On An Indefinite Strike From Sep 15

by Shreya Ghosh
Mumbai Taxi-Auto Walas To Go On An Indefinite Strike From Sep 15

If you are a Mumbaikar, this article is going to be extremely important for you. Thousands and lakhs of people commute in taxis and autos on the streets of Mumbai every single day. And now the commuters might have to face some problems in their daily mode of transportation. From 15 September onwards, the taxi-auto walas of the city are going for an indefinite strike. The city unions are opting for a strike to meet their demands. If you need to rely on taxis and autos every day, read till the last for all the details.

Mumbai Taxi-Auto Walas Called For An Indefinite Strike From 15 September

The taxi unions of Mumbai are demanding an increase in their fare. They want a hike of 10 because of the rise in CNG prices. They are losing money every day because of the high CNG price and low fare. Also, they said that some auto unions are supporting them as well.

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A L Quadros is the general secretary of the Mumbai Taximen’s Union. He said, ‘We were assured two weeks back that the hikes will be announced, but this got postponed due to reasons best known to the authorities. Our drivers are losing 200 earnings daily due to huge expenses and running costs. We are now determined to go on strike in the Mumbai region from September 15′, as reported by the Times of India.

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This Is The Second Time When The Unions Are Calling A Strike

At the present moment, the minimum fare is ₹25 for the meter taxis. The city taxi unions are demanding an increase in fare to ₹30. The CNG prices spiked by around 70% in the past couple of months. On the other hand, the fare for the taxi-auto walas did not change. It gets really hard for them to make good profits amidst the hike in all the prices. This is not the first time when the unions are calling for a strike. On 1 August 2022, the unions decided to strike but that got adjourned as the government ensured to revise the fare of autos and taxis.

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