Ola, Uber strike hits Guwahati


  •  Ola, Uber strike hits Guwahati
19-03-2018 | Pratidin Bureau. |

The Ola, Uber strike that started today morning in different parts of the country has its impact in Guwahati too. The strike was called by the transport wing of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena – Maharashtra Navnirman Vahatuk Sena.

The Ola and Uber drivers of Guwahati have also extended their support to the strike. However, few cabs are plying on the road but with surge pricing. Cab owners and drivers are protesting against low fare, which do not cover their cost. They have alleged that officials have not paid attention to their issues even after requests were being made numerous times.

It may be mentioned that there are around 15,000 cabs of Ola and Uber in Guwhati and the fare had decreased after the increase in the number of cabs in the city and nation as a whole. Mumbai was the worst affected city in the strike whereas Delhi and Bengaluru, the availability was not as significantly hit.

Protesters have alleged the companies of mismanagement and as such significant decrease in their monthly income even after investing a considerable amount of money. Many drivers have also said that they are not even being able to pay the monthly installments.

Tags : Ola Uber Strike Assam Guwahati


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