Cabbies call off strike, to resume services today

Cabbies call off strike, to resume services today

Cabbies, who were protesting for the last two days seeking fulfilment of various demands, have decided to call off their strike ‘in the interest of commuters’ and resume their serives on Saturday.

Tanveer Pasha, president of Ola, TaxiForSure and Uber (OTU) Drivers’ and Owners’ Union said the drivers had unanimously decided to call off their strike and resume services from Saturday morning. He said the decision was to be taken on Friday itself, but was delayed since the condition of one of their drivers, Mohan Babu, who had consumed poison during the protest, was critical till evening.

“Babu was admitted to KIMS. He is now out of danger. We will hold talks with Ola and Uber management on Tuesday and decide the future course of action,” Pasha added.

On Friday, around 13,000 of the total 30,000 Ola and Uber taxis in the city remained off roads, affecting a large number of commuters. However, some taxi drivers had left Bengaluru on Thursday night after the news spread that taxi drivers will be on strike till Tuesday. This would bring down the number of taxis plying in the city from Saturday.

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