Auto And Taxi Strike In Delhi Enters Day 2


New Delhi: Autorickshaw and taxi drivers’ unions here have decided to withdraw their indefinite strike scheduled on Tuesday. However, drivers who work with app-based cab aggregators said they will continue their protest till their demands are met.

Demanding a subsidy on CNG and revision of fares, several auto and taxi unions, as well as gramin seva and metro feeder bus services, had announced a two-day ‘chakka jam’ from Monday.

Auto and taxi associations have asked the government to provide a subsidy of Rs 35 per kg on CNG prices and increase fares to offset the impact of rising fuel prices. They demanded the government to hold a meeting with them, refusing to call their strike off despite the Delhi government’s announcement to form a committee to resolve the issue in a time-bound manner.

Some unions have decided to hold off their strike on the second day.

The auto fares were last revised in 2019, when the per kilometre charge was increased from Rs 8 to Rs 9.5. However, CNG prices shot up by another Rs 2.5 per kg last week to cost Rs 71.61 per kg in Delhi. The price has risen by 60 per cent or over Rs 28 per kg in the past year.

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