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Ola, Uber indefinite strike: what you need to know

Thousands of independent drivers who are on the Ola and Uber cab aggregator services are on an indefinite strike from midnight on Sunday against the companies’ policies. Here’s what you need to know.

Who is organising it?

The strike is being spearheaded by the transport wing of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS).

Who all are participating?

Drivers with app-based cab aggregators like Ola and Uber as well as other taxi unions, including the Mumbai Taximen’s Union are participating in the strike.

What are their demands?

Key demands include guaranteed business of ₹1.25 lakh a month, reinstatement of blacklisted drivers and removal of company-owned cars.

What can you expect?

Prices are expected to rocket due to the shortage of cabs. The waiting period for a cab will also be high.

Office-goers who use these cabs will be most affected.

Where are services likely to be affected?

The strike is expected to be observed in key cities like Mumbai, New Delhi, Bengaluru and Pune, among others.

In Telangana, in view of the ongoing SSC examinations and possible disruption to services in IT sector in the city, the Telangana Cab Drivers Joint Action Committee has decided not to support the strike call.

The cab drivers said they will get their demands resolved by the State government rather than participating in the strike, which would hit their livelihood.

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