Amid the continued rise in fuel prices, the association of taxi rickshaws and drivers warned of the possibility of a strike in Mumbai as they demanded an increase in fares on Friday. The representatives will meet with Industry Minister Uday Samant at the Mantralay. The association warned of a strike from September 26 if their demands go unfulfilled.
“The Mumbai Taximen’s Union, Mumbai Taxi Association and Autorickshaw Unions have decided to go on indefinite strike from September 26, 2022 in protest at the failure of the Minister of Industry, Maharashtra State Uday Samant, to commit to the taxi. and auto rickshaw rate.” read a statement from Mumbai Taximen’s Association.
The association also said the decision comes after Minister Sawant failed to fulfill his earlier promises in a meeting held on September 13.
“We may recall that the Honorable Industry Minister convened a meeting of all taxi and car unions in Mantralaya on 13.9.2022 and called on the unions to call off the strike. The union agreed to call off the strike on the basis of assurances given by the Honorable Minister. However, the Honorable Minister has not fulfilled his promise and therefore the taxi and rickshaw operators have decided to go on strike from September 26, 2022,” the statement said.
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