Indefinite Auto, Taxi Strike Called Off In Delhi

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Almost one lakh autos and traditional black & yellow roofed taxis are back on the streets of the capital again, after the joint action committee for auto and taxi unions on Thursday called off the indefinite strike protesting against app-based cab services.

However, it is not yet clear whether the main demand of the unions, the banning of app-based cab services, has been met.

The strike had been called by the joint action committee of 20 autorickshaw and taxi unions, the first time that unions which are affiliated to different political parties have banded together to call for a strike.

The unions claim that the state agreement has agreed to a policy that will regulate the app-based cab services in the city. Kishan Verma of the All Delhi Auto Taxi Transporters Congress, one of the participating unions of the joint action committee, said, "Based on assurances by the Delhi government, and to end inconvenience to the public, we are calling off the strike."

The Delhi government met with the striking unions on Thursday and agreed to meet some of the demands starting with the action to prevent vehicles registered in other states from running in Delhi by issuing challans and impounding the vehicle. They also agreed to take action against autos with NCR permits from other states who were picking up passengers in Delhi.

Source - ETAuto

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