Ola, Uber drivers go on strike in Delhi-NCR, commuters left in lurch | India Information
New Delhi: Many drivers belonging to cab aggregators Ola and Uber went on a strike on Monday (March 22) resulting in longer ready time and surcharge in costs.
Demanding a hike within the base fare, the drivers protested in numerous components of Delhi-NCR as we speak.
In the meantime, a commuter, who confronted inconvenience because of the cab drivers strike, revealed her ordeal. “I used to be making an attempt to guide a cab from my workplace once I realised that the app wasn’t displaying any cabs close to me. I used to be stunned to see this, because it was the primary time that each Uber and Ola cabs had been unavailable,” Shipra Parashar, a daily Uber person informed Zee Information.
“After a wait of over 20 minutes, one of many Uber cabs accepted my journey however the fare tripled within the meantime. On a traditional day I pay Rs 170 for my journey, however as we speak it was displaying Rs 450,” she added.
Shipra mentioned that after reserving the cab at the next value, the wait time was 14 minutes. “Once I requested the Uber driver what was the motive behind as we speak’s strike, he mentioned that the drivers are asking for a hike in cab costs,” she acknowledged.
Folks took to Twitter to share their experiences. Take a look at how Twitterati reacted to the cab strike:
Ola drivers are on strike as we speak. My ola driver knowledgeable. Received cab after lengthy wait and two cancelations.
— vedprabha (@ved_prabha) March 22, 2021
Earlier this month, Ola and Uber drivers had additionally held a strike in Kolkata, West Bengal to protest towards the rise in gasoline costs.