Mumbai: Ola, Uber strike enters day 3

Ola and Uber cabs stayed off roads for the third day in a row at Mumbai (Photo credits: Fortune)Ola and Uber cabs stayed off roads for the third day in a row at Mumbai (Photo credits: Fortune)

The ongoing strike by cab drivers has drawn mixed reactions from Mumbaikars

Story highlights

• Cab drivers demanding higher share in income and safety from lawless passengers

• People troubled with non-availability of cabs or high fare

• Nearly 80 per cent of the cabs are off roads

 

The strike of Ola, Uber drivers continued for the third day in Mumbai, on Wednesday. Demanding a better share in income and safety measures from lawless passengers, drivers working for Ola and Uber started a strike on Monday.

The surge price is twice the normal fare for very few cabs available in the morning, while close to 90% cabs are still off road. The union plans to make a morcha to Mantralaya or protest on the streets on Wednesday, said sources.

Passengers, especially office-goers, faced inconvenience while commuting due to this but citizens are however opting for Ola autos in the suburbs as this group of drivers has no grievance about any drop in earnings.