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Ola, Uber drivers to go on indefinite strike from today

Mumbai: Mumbaikars depending on app based ride sharing services for their daily commute will be facing a huge inconvenience as the driver partners of Ola and Uber have threatened to go on indefinite strike starting Monday, March 19.

Maharashtra Navnirman Vahtuk Sena, the transport wing of the Raj Thackeray-led MNS has called for the strike and is being supported by the thousands of driver partners, Union president Sanjay Naik was quoted as saying. Warning against any non-compliance, Naik said that if any cab is found on the roads post Sunday midnight, a polite request would be made with folded hands and if this does not work, he would be dealt with “MNS-style”.

He also added that the protest is to demand for better earnings and more monthly incentives as some of the drivers are surviving on the bare minimum. They also want security.

Although a few driver unions have opposed the protest, a majority of the drivers may stay off the roads out of fear of being attacked.

Ola, Uber summoned by Delhi court over plea against excess fares

A Delhi court on Monday issued summons to app-based cab service providers, including Ola and Uber, for allegedly not adhering to rules relating to fares.

Metropolitan Magistrate Abhilash Malhotra summoned ANI Technologies Pvt Ltd which runs Ola, Uber India Systems Pvt Ltd and Serendipity Infolabs Pvt Ltd which runs ‘Taxi For Sure’ and directed their authorised representatives to appear before it on December 11.

The court order came on a complaint filed by an NGO Nyayabhoomi through its secretary Rakesh Agarwal.

“Prima facie, it is clear that excess fares have been charged by the respondent companies in violation of Motor Vehicles (MV) Act notification dated June 20, 2013 as well as City Taxi Scheme (CTS),” the court said.

“Accordingly, prima facie case for permit violation under section 192A of MV Act is made out,” the court said.

The NGO has sought recovery of a whopping Rs 91,000 crore from cab service providers for allegedly not adhering to rules relating to fares and not operating by meters.