Ending more than week long cab availability woes, Ola, Uber drivers call off protest

A section of Ola and Uber drivers, who were on strike for the last two days, called off their protest on Friday, giving a much-needed relief to cab users in Delhi NCR.

Ending more than week long cab availability woes, Ola, Uber drivers call off protest

A section of Ola and Uber drivers, who were on strike for the last two days, called off their protest on Friday, giving a much-needed relief to cab-users in Delhi NCR.

However, the withdrawal of the protest could be temporary as the President of Ola, TaxiForSure, Uber (OTU) Drivers and Owners Association Tanveer Pasha told The Economic Times that cab aggregators have promised to look into their grievances on Tuesday or Wednesday next, and that they will decide the next plan of action once that meeting is held.


"We will decide our next course of action after the meeting," he said.

Recently, the protest took a violent turn, where some drivers sitting on protest consumed poison, and have since been in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

On Friday, even Delhi High Court directed Delhi Police to immediately ensure safety to app-based taxi service providers Ola and Uber, observing that recently there was a violent protest by agitating taxi drivers in the national capital.

The court also directed police to ensure that incidents like damaging of vehicles do not happen. The court was hearing a plea by app-based taxi service providers against the strike called by taxi drivers unions, Sarvodaya Driver Association of Delhi (SDAD) and Rajdhani Tourist Drivers’ Union. The court also

The court also criticised the violent protest by app-based taxi drivers and said the two drivers’ unions cannot demand anything from plaintiffs except by peaceful commercial negotiations.
About a month ago, drivers working with the cab-hailing services, Ola and Uber, had put forth some demands for their companies, saying that in a situation where their demands aren’t met, the union of over 40,000 to 50,000 drivers will go on a strike on February 10, which they did, and the strike went on for more than a week.