Delhi taxis and rickshaws strike on Tuesday demanding higher fares
Commuters are once more being held to ransom while rickshaws and taxis stay off the streets of New Delhi in Tuesday. Their usual demands for…
Besides higher tariffs, the Delhi rickshaw and taxi unions are also against a new Government directive to install global positioning systems in their vehicles. Who is going to bear the cost of this costly equipment is their concern. To counter effect the difficulties being faced by commuters Delhi Transport Corporation will ensure that additional buses ply on the streets throughout the day.
However, protests are divided and while some rickshaw and taxi unions have joined the strike and even met with the Delhi Transport Minister Mr. Ramakant Goswami some unions are shying away and have taken a decision not to participate in the strike. However all unions are of the opinion that they will not be able to bear the cost of installation of a GPS device by Delhi Integrated Multi Modal Transit System Limited which comes at an astronomical cost of Rs.13,500 which will be out of reach of most rickshaw and taxi drivers in the city.