Mumbai, November 19: Ola and Uber drivers who are currently protesting and are off roads, will take out a protest rally from Bhartmata in Currey road to Vidhan Bhavan at 10 am on Monday. As a result of this, it is expected that commuters may face traffic snarl. According to a Hindustan Times report, more than 10,000 drivers from Mumbai and suburbs are likely to participate in the protest. Ola, Uber Drivers to Go on Strike From Tomorrow, Mumbai Commuters to Get Hassled Again.
Ola in an official statement on Sunday said that the cab aggregator expects all its drivers to ply as usual. EThe drivers were previously on a 12-day strike to November 3, and they withdrew their protest following a meeting between their union and Maharashtra transport minister Diwakar Raote. Earlier, the Maharashtra Rajya Rashtriya Kamgar Sangh (MRRKS) - that was leading the strike - said most of the issues had been resolved with the Ola management, but talks with Uber still remained inconclusive.
Ola agreed to give incentives to the drivers without adding an unnecessary burden on the passengers. As per reports, the drivers of Ola and Uber were unwillingly to join the strike, because it is affecting their livelihood. But union leaders, have threatened to damage their cabs. Some of the demands of the drivers include- higher incomes, minimum base fare range of Rs 100-150 and the per km fare should be Rs 18- Rs 23.