Ola, Uber drivers set to strike work from Sunday midnight
MUMBAI, March 18, 2018: Drivers of cab service providers, Uber and Ola, have threatened to go on an indefinite strike starting Sunday midnight in many parts of the country, including Mumbai metropolitan region, media reports said on Sunday. Drivers working for both the cab aggregators have alleged that their business has seen a drastic fall in past several months because of mismanagement, they added.
There is a possibility of lesser cabs plying on the roads on Monday with the strikers claiming to have support from cities such as Mumbai, Delhi, Noida, Nashik, Pune, Satara, Bengaluru and Telangana, added the reports.
Sanjay Naik of Maharashtra Navnirman Vahatuk Sena, the transport wing of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), claimed, “We have got support from various unions of Ola and Uber across the country and in Mumbai alone, the effect will be that around 60,000 cabs will be off the road.”
Naik said they had written several letters to the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, transport department and transport minister but none had met them to hear their demands.
“The cab drivers have purchased vehicles costing around Rs 5 to Rs 7 lakh and were promised earnings of more than Rs 1 lakh. But their income is going down every month due to mismanagement of Ola and Uber,” Naik alleged.