Ola and Uber drivers: On 1 September 2020, Uber and Ola’s drivers are planning to on a strike if the government will soon find out the way for the problems of the cab drivers. They are demanding more income through fare hikes, a temporary ban on the repayments of their loans.
This protest will be lead by the president of the Sarvodaya Drivers Association (SDA) of Delhi Kamaljeet Singh Gill. He said that if the government would not look over our demand then around 2 lakh cab drivers will go on strike against the government.
The demands of cab drivers are :
- To extend the repayment of loans till 31 December 2020
- The government should take out all the E-challans
- Increase in the commissions
- Fare hike
- Road tax should also be extended to 31 December 2020
This of 2 lakhs cab drivers will affect the re-opening of the Delhi Metro. And affect the movement of buses in Delhi. As the metro is going to resume their services from next month the most of their passenger will shift towards the metro and hence there will be no source of income.
He also stated that most of the cabs in ola and uber are buy on a loan basis. And cab drivers wanted to extend the date of EMI payments for their vehicles. As most of them are purchased from a loan basis. It is a big problem for that because after 31 August 2020 banks will start to take away the vehicles of drivers as they are not able to pay their EMIs. Thus, every person is affected by this COVID-19 pandemic.
Gill also stated that in this tough time many of the cab drivers are not able to feed their families. And if they are no money for their families how they can able to repay their loans. The government need to help us financially. Apart from the loans, there is a huge amount of E-challans on cab drivers.
Now the cab drivers are demanding to increase the fare for traveling between the Delhi and NCR destinations like Ghaziabad, Noida, Gurugram, Faridabad.