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Chandigarh

Tricity cab,auto drivers extend hunger strike

IANS | August 17, 2023 02:23 PM

CHANDIGARH: To press for their demands, cab and auto ricksaw drivers have extended their hundger strike for an indefinite period. According to their earlier plan, the strike was to end yesterday.

Two members of the Cab and Auto Union have been on hunger strike at the sector 25, ground. Recently, a cab driver was murder near mullanpur.

Inderbhan Singh, president of the Cab and Auto Union, said they were united in their demand for a safe working environment.

It is not just about security, we are also facing financial issues due to unfair commission structures, taxation complexities and high rental costs, he said.

Regarding the ongoing strike, he said nearly 60 percent of the cabs would start operating from tomorrow and 40 percent would stay off the road their cabs off the road from 10am to 5pm. We are not only protesting for our rights but also convenience to communters. We belive that with better safety measures and more transparent regulations, both drivers and passengers will benefit he said.

The strike, affecting around 500 cab and auto rickshaw drivers, continues to impact communting in the tricity. With approximately 8000 cabs operating in the region, professionals, students, senior citizens, tourists and shoppers are all feeling the pinch of limited commuting in the tricity. With approxmately 8000 cabs operating in the region, professionals, students, senior citizens, tourists and shoppers are all feeling the pinch of limited commuting options and inflated fares.

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