Include your contact number for speedy action. The drivers are likely to meet senior officials of Ola on Thursday. However, it is the strike by cab drivers who are a part of the new economy that appears more vexed. They have indiscriminately added cars without any concern about the incomes of existing drivers. But the strike had petered out after the drivers failed to sustain the day-to-day losses. We remain committed to serving the city and ensuring rider and driver safety at all times. The worst-hit were people on way to airport or railway stations.
In Mumbai, no micro or mini cabs are available for Ola riders, while Uber is only slightly better. According to them, vehicles which were owned by the companies and leased out to drivers were still plying on the roads, and the striking drivers were trying to stop them. Instances of violence have been reported as well during the protest, which prompted Uber to approach the Bombay High Court last week to ask it to direct authorities to ensure the safety of drivers. We do not offer any refunds. According to reports, drivers in Uber and Ola make around Rs 25,000-30,000 every month, which is a far cry from what they were reportedly promised initially. It will not be a violent protest but a silent one with drivers expected to be off duty.
We do not offer any refunds. Many tourists taxis have switched to outstation trips or rental business. What are demands of the drivers? If you happen to be one, your subscription will be valid for Business Standard Digital only without any change in the subscription price. Some also claim unfair treatment by the two companies. With many Ola and drivers on strike, thousands of Mumbaikars, on Monday, woke up to commuting troubles. Police will step up bandobast and may invoke section 149 unlawful assembly to detain protestors if they take out a morcha to Ola and Uber offices, sources said.
Ola and Uber Drivers strike: Drivers Complaints Of Surge Fares As Protest Begins: The transport wing of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena actually called for a strike when the all drivers and their group goes for the strike which is for the cab aggregators Uber and Ola begin from the last Sunday midnight in Mumbai. We demand that Ola and Uber taxis agree to the laws by which the yellow-black taxis are run. Track stock prices in your portfolio. The strike has led to a shortage of aggregator cabs on the roads. However, deivers have been failing make half of that estimation, Naik said.
We welcome this, and hope that it will enable drivers to stay behind the wheel, something many have been telling us they wish to do. Uber spokerperson refused to comment. Drivers in Thane region, Pune and Nashik in Maharashtra, Delhi and Bengaluru among other cities are expected to go on strike. Mumbai has 35,000-40,000 drivers across Ola and Uber, and the city contributes about 15% of total revenues for both the companies. Planning a trip to the mall ahead of Diwali? Hundreds of drivers had assembled outside the Mumbai offices of the companies and shouted slogans against them. According to a report by Hindustan Times, the drivers want a hike in both minimum fare and per km charge. Union leaders said that drivers in other cities like New Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Pune among others would also be participating in the strike.
Other details It's not known for how long the strike will continue The strike began on Saturday, at midnight, and on Sunday around 40% of Ola and Uber drivers remained off the roads. Drivers Some drivers claimed that the strike was politically motivated However, some drivers told that they had been forced to go on strike by the union leaders under the threat of violence and damage to cabs. Local commuters too, had a hard time. Two different strikes, separated by economic doctrines but bound together by common grievances, point to the vulnerabilities of the new class of workers in India. According to some industry members, while several Uber and Ola drivers were willing to ply on Monday, some were stopped by union members. In Mumbai by you, there are over 45,000 which includes, cabs excluding a slouch and slump in the business has witnessed a drop of about 20 percent in their numbers.
Most driver partners attached to either of the two app-based taxi services have, through their union, gone on strike to protest the reducing income and incentives from working with the ride-hailing platforms. Kindly your non-confidential password on The Wall Street Journal online to enable us activate your access from the backend. Auto-rickshaw drivers, in some of the metro towns, like Delhi and Bengaluru, have been regarded as the being charge double or even triple the rates which areas the app-based taxi drivers declare strikes. While this indefinite strike is expected across the country, the impact seems to be less in cities like Delhi and Bengaluru. Uber is exploring all possible outcomes to reinstate services and best support our driver partners.
The Andheri police detained 16 protestors from outside the Ola office in Andheri when they tried to stop such vehicles. Is the union hopeful of a resolution? They have invested Rs 500,000 to Rs 700,000 and were expecting to make Rs 1,50,000 a month. The cab-hailing companies are now having something so far stayed away from intrusive and interfering in this matter. Not all vehicles are off the streets, with some drivers who may not be attached to unions, or vehicle owners operating their cars themselves still working. Uber was not available for comment. The city has more than 30,000 aggregator cabs.
Well, don't look at those apps on your phone: Ola and Uber cabs are off city roads for the third day this week. Through a series of monetary and other interventions like health and life insurance, we are focused on ensuring that our driver partners in Mumbai continue to access a stable income while giving riders a convenient, reliable option to get around the city and hence proactively take necessary measures from time to time. Get a daily email with all the news updates on them. Not just for Uber, but for the whole of the gig economy, that could be a body blow. Include your contact number for easy reference. The drivers are facing a drop in their profits following cutbacks in incentive payments and a surge in the number of cabs registered with the two companies. Monday morning blues came true for officegoers dependent on App-based cab services as hundreds of Uber and Ola drivers went on an indefinite strike in demand for higher fares and better rules, leading to fewer vehicles on the road and higher surge pricing.