Delhi-NCR: Uber, Ola strike ends, availability improves
Cabs availability has improved, as Uber and Ola also sent messages to their commuters that they have increased fleet of cars available again.
After 10 days of the strike called by drivers of Uber and Ola, the availability of cabs seemed to improve on Sunday in Delhi NCR, a day after reports came that the strike has been called off. However, the Sarvodaya Drivers Association of Delhi (SDAD), which organised the strike, said its drivers are still on strike.
The strike was called by drivers of Ola and Uber against "low" fares and "lack" of basic amenities since February 10. After 10 days of the strike, SDAD vice-president Ravi Rathore has hinted at calling off strike in next one or two days.
"There may be a meeting of union members on Monday where we will announce our next step. Due to strike, drivers are facing financial problem," Rathore said.
However, Cabs availability has improved, as Uber and Ola also sent messages to their commuters that they have increased fleet of cars available again.
Thousands of drivers are on strike since February 10 in Delhi-NCR demanding an increase in fares from the existing Rs. 6 per km and also want the removal of the 25 per cent commission these cab aggregators charge on every booking. Association members also rued the lack of basic amenities like insurance and medical covers to the drivers engaged with these app-based cab services.