Ola and Uber drivers go on strike, cab fare hits the sky

Amidst the protests, the drivers on road have become limited, therefore, leading to a surge in prices, in turn causing troubles to commuters.

Ola and Uber drivers go on strike, cab fare hits the sky

Against the claims of unfair pricing and work conditions, a union of drivers working for cab services like Uber and Ola are staging protests in Delhi today.

The union called Sarvodaya Driver Association of Delhi has organised the strike with allegations that drivers are being forced to work for companies like Ola and Uber. The protest was started at the Ramlila Maidan in Delhi from early morning on Friday.


Sarvodaya Driver Association is a registered NGO with thousands of drivers from the national capital region as its members.

The Association has said that it expects more drivers joining in the protests, even if they aren't a member. Many members even planned a hunger strike, it said.

The Association has claimed that there have been regular problems in payment. Other issues which the union claimed that the drivers were facing were that these taxi hailing services were not open to adding more cars to their fleet, the ride-sharing option also a problem and the fact that the tariff in Delhi is only Rs 6 per kilometres.

The union also claimed that the drivers were lured into buying cars with the hopes of making a lot of money, but due to the flat rates, they were not able to earn much.

Amidst the protests, the drivers on road have become limited, therefore, leading to a surge in prices, in turn causing troubles to commuters.

Ola is already in cash crisis as it struggle to arrange funds to counter its rival Uber and also the chief financial officer Rajiv Bansal has quit from his position.

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