For the first time in the city, thousands of Ola and Uber drivers went on strike on Friday. Though the strike began in the morning, passengers have not seen major impact so far. If the government and the companies ignore their demands, the action committee of drivers has also threatened an indefinite strike from March 21, 2017.
When contacted, spokespersons of both Uber and Ola refused to comment on the issue.
Irked by their steadily reducing income, increasing penalties and a cut on the incentive policies at Ola and Uber, the cabbies have threatened this agitation. The drivers are further irked with the state government’s new rules under the Maharashtra Motor Vehicle Rules 2017, for regulating app-based taxis and controlling surge pricing, which varies with demand and supply, four days ago.