No Ola, Uber strike in Bengaluru on Monday

No Ola, Uber strike in Bengaluru on Monday

No Ola, Uber strike in Bengaluru on Monday

Cab services in Bengaluru will not be impacted on Monday, as Bengaluru's Uber and Ola drivers have decided not take part in the strike.

Drivers of cab aggregators Uber and Ola in major cities have threatened to go on an indefinite strike from the  midnight  of  March 18 protesting against the aggregators' policies.

"We will not take part in the strike since earnings are more important for the drivers," Tanveer Pasha, president, Ola, TaxiForSure and Uber Drivers' and Owners' Association told DH.

PTI reports from Mumbai that the strike is expected to be observed in key cities like Mumbai, New Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Pune.

However, according to Pasha, who has spearheaded earlier campaigns for drivers, said he doesn't feel this strike would yield anything. "We went on indefinite strikes earlier as well. However, they didn't yield us any benefit," he said.

The drivers are protesting against the slump in their businesses, which they believe is the fallout of the policies adopted by these companies. According to reports, due to the slump in business, there has been a fall of 20% in the number of cabs running on these platforms in Mumbai.

Out of 14.15 lakh four-wheelers plying on Bengaluru's roads, around 85,000 are estimated to be attached to Ola and Uber. Both companies declined to comment on the issue when contacted.