- Auto, cab and taxi drivers upset over the rising cost of CNG announced to go on strike
- Drivers’ Association says ‘OLA and Uber cab fares haven’t increased in last 7-8 years’
- CNG has been increased by Rs 25.71 per kg or 60 per cent in one year
new Delhi. The impact of the ever-increasing CNG price may soon be visible on the fares of Ola, Uber and other cab services. Industry sources said that the companies providing cab services have made preparations to increase the fare in view of the rapidly increasing prices of CNG and the opposition of the cab drivers. It can be announced by the companies at any time. Significantly, the price of CNG has been increased 10 times in a month. Due to this, CNG has become costlier by Rs 13.1 per kg in Delhi. The price of CNG per kg in Delhi has gone up to Rs 69.11 per kg. At the same time, CNG has been increased by Rs 25.71 per kg or 60 per cent in one year.
cab drivers parked the car
To know the effect of rising CNG prices, when India TV spoke to several cab drivers, they told that now it has become difficult to drive a cab due to the cost of CNG. Cab driver Amit said that the commission of the cab aggregator company, the tax burden of the commercial vehicle was already very high. Now after driving a cab due to the cost of CNG, there is no savings at all. So there is no advantage in driving. In view of this, I have parked my car. Many other cab drivers are also not driving their car.
Announcement to go on strike from April 18
Auto, cab and taxi drivers, upset over the rising cost of CNG, have announced to go on an indefinite strike from April 18. Drivers say they will go on strike if the government does not subsidize fuel or increase fares. The Association of Auto, Cab and Taxi Drivers will protest against the Center and the State Government at Jantar Mantar on Friday. Apart from this, the association will also hold a sit-in at the Delhi Secretariat on April 11 against the rising prices of CNG. Ravi Rathore, member of Sarvodaya Driver Welfare Association said, “The prices of OLA and Uber have not been increased for the last 7-8 years.