To earn the loyalty of drivers and encourage them to improve their quality of service, Uber and Ola in 2015 started leasing vehicles to their drivers. The police officials detained 200 taxi drivers on Wednesday outside Chennai Domestic Airport. If I earn Rs 50,000 to Rs 60,000 a month, only then will I be able to meet my needs. We would not participate in such a strike till a consensus is formed among us and a collective decision is taken. Bengaluru is the largest market in India for Ola and Uber, accounting for about one-third of their combined business of around 1,50,000 taxis.
This means, nearly 60,000 families depended on this service. They have also urged the government to levy standard auto meters for all call taxis and also to relax the eight-hours-per-day schedule. In addition to this, they claimed that their earnings are not enough to sustain themselves and the owners of the cars. The protesters claimed that cab drivers are being exploited by these cab aggregators. In February, an Ola driver was reported to kill himself by consuming poison in a strike in Bangalore. The Airport Authority of India reportedly provided space for the app based taxi like Ola and Uber which made the business of prepaid taxi in Airport go down in business.
He had been founding-member of content startups such as Newzstreet, Indiasamvad and iamwire. The Association accused the aggregators of paying drivers only Rs 6. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress. Almost 40,000 taxis will be off the road as drivers demand intervention from the government to regulate app-based cap services. The number of drivers in the city will be much more, as some cabs ply nonstop with multiple drivers.
Around 50,000 drivers across Bengaluru, up to 25,000 drivers in Hyderabad, and approximately 5,000 drivers in Chennai have planned to announce a strike on February 15 even as their agitation in the capital continues. The condition of many other commuters who depend on cab services for their transportation was no different. Ola did not respond to an email seeking comments. When issues crop up, we solve them on a one-to-one basis. He says that a cab driver has to drive around 250-300 km every day within Chennai only to earn Rs 2000.
He currently resides in New Delhi, where he moved nearly seven years ago. Very few cabs were on the road - even though five of the six drivers' union had called off their indefinite strike demanding a bigger share of fare, incentive and basic amenities from app-based aggregators like Ola and Ube. Basically, we do not want star rating. Drivers protested near the Chepauk Stadium and raised slogans asking the government to protect the livelihood of around 60,000 families involved in the cab service business. Chennai is only the latest city to see protests against cab aggregators. We should hopefully have our operations restored in a few hours. Currently, a driver had to ride for about 250 to 300 km a day within Chennai city to earn Rs 2000.
In 2016, Pasha claims 7,000-8,000 drivers protested on a single day in Bengaluru and he expects to see a larger turnout on February 15. Drivers reported to had monthly earnings of Rs 85,000 and Rs 70,000. Hence, they have trouble making their ends meet. We have observed that since they have acquired new vehicles in their possession, the number of trips that the car owners associated with them have are reduced considerably. Major concerns of the drivers related to fall in incentives and subsequent drop in income in the past few months.
Ola Micro, which offers consumers rides at Rs. In fact, according to reports, the fare from the airport to the Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus increased to Rs 450, as opposed to Rs 230 on normal days. Among the things that excite him is wonder about life and its creative potential in every sphere. Hundreds of drivers for ride-hailing giant Uber and its local rival Ola went on strike in the two biggest Indian cities, Delhi and Mumbai, on Monday, demanding higher fares to meet rising fuel costs that are eating away at their incomes. Driver protests have been increasing over the last year with the latest call in December in Mumbai. Earlier in June this year, Drivers of Ola and Uber have reportedly called a strike in the National Capital Region over the. However, they did face minor problems such as surge in fares and longer waiting time.
He can't afford to turn off his Uber phone. . Drivers working with online and are planning to expand their strikes to other major cities such as Bengaluru and Chennai, after disrupting services in Delhi for the past three days. We are working really hard to bring back more cars and the reliability you know about Uber. They increased their base fare by 50-60 per cent, a report in Times of India mentions. Earlier in June this year, Drivers of Ola and Uber have reportedly called a strike in the National Capital Region over the. Not only that, commuters also had to wait for 20-30 minutes for a cab for pick up.