Ola and Uber drivers protest in Andheri on March 10. (HT file )
- @Uber_India @Olacabs is there a cab strike today??? Either no cabs or available cabs at 10x surge pricing.
- Sadhana Daswani (@sadhana3) March 14, 2017
The drivers are protesting steadily reducing income, increasing penalties and a cut on the incentive policies at Ola and Uber. They are also upset over the state's new rules under the Maharashtra Motor Vehicle Rules, 2017, for regulating app-based taxis and controlling surge pricing.
"While there was no surge pricing around 7am, tariff started to skyrocket with the onset of peak hours," said Revati Jadhav, Parel resident who commutes to her workplace in Goregaon via app-based cab daily.
Criticising the protest, Sumeet Rao, Kharghar resident and a regular Ola user, said, "Instead of holding commuters to ransom, the union should fight out its differences with the government in the court."
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Just wait until more unions form in the US after Seattle... don't care about drivers huh? We will see.
If the US cripples them the same way, Uber is dead by the end of the year.