It was the auto rickshaw unions and the taxi unions in Mumbai now that went on a strike on Tuesday, a busy weekday thus badly affecting the daily goers and the traffic.
More than eighty thousand taxis and one lakh autos joined the strike since the midnight in proposition to increase the fare after increase of CNG price.
Likewise, there is an immense traffic pressure on the buses and the trains on Tuesday. They are more crowded than any other normal day.
The strike was called by one auto rickshaw union but all other unions decided to join it because of fear of any violence that may be encountered on road.
The touch situation has resulted in calling an immediate meeting by the Mumbai’s Transport Commissioner on Tuesday itself to take necessary and quick action. The Mumbai’s Transport Commissioner will be sitting with the auto rickshaw and taxi unions representatives to sort out the matter.
These kinds of revolts are being encountered due to the hike in the CNG price. Its price has been increased for the 3rd time within a year. On Monday Delhi Chief Minister, Sheila Dixit had a discussion with the concerned departments on this issue and she has accepted the increase in auto fare. She has also said that the revised fare structure will be announced within two days.Share
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