“The trade minister has assured us that his authorities will take a concrete resolution for regulating a number of problems with rickshaw and taxi drivers together with fare hikes inside 10 days. So, now we have determined to postpone our strike as of now,” the auto taxi union leaders knowledgeable the media after the assembly.
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Of their assembly with minister Samant, the unions additionally pushed for a 40 p.c subsidy on CNG fuel used for auto rickshaws and taxis. Till this demand is met, an interim enhance within the fare of rickshaws and taxis primarily based on the advice of the Khatuwa Committee ought to be given, they requested the minister. As per taxi unions, over the previous couple of months, CNG costs have elevated by virtually 70 per cent however the fares have remained the identical making it tough for auto and taxi drivers to make ends meet.
The auto and taxi unions had known as for a strike on August 1. Nonetheless, the choice was deferred after the federal government assured that the fares could be revised.