Bhubaneswar: The entire state today witnessed strike by auto rickshaw drivers for fulfilling their demands. Meanwhile, commuters across the state suffered with lack of other options of public transport for short distances.
The Auto Drivers’ Association had called for the strike protesting the new rules that bar them from carrying school students in large numbers. They were also demanding protesting against the new insurance and tax rules by the Central government.
In Bhubaneswar alone, around 30,000 auto rickshaw drivers took part in the protest affecting the commuters of the state capital.