Autorickshaw Strike Hit Mumbaikars Hard


Mumbai: Causing great inconvenience to the office goers, school and college students and scores of other commuters, autorickshaws in Mumbai went off the road on Wednesday.

The Mumbai Autorickshawmen’s Union is observing a one-day token strike in protest not just in Mumbai, but in the neighbouring Thane and Navi Mumbai as well. Union leader Shashank Rao said he will take a delegation to state transport minister Diwakar Raote in the afternoon to submit his memorandum of demands.

This includes the demand for a ban on aggregator cab services like Ola and Uber within Mumbai and that the Hakim committee fare hike formula be continued.

This is the second time in two days that Mumbai commuters have been hit after Tuesday’s strike by a section of taxi-drivers union led by Nitesh Rane.