Mangaluru: Online taxi drivers' association stage protest over fuel price hike


Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (DV)

Mangaluru, Mar 9: Dakshina Kannada District Online Taxi Drivers Association on Tuesday March 9, staged a protest in front of the clock tower holding nooses in their hands, opposing hike in petrol and diesel prices. They also demanded that operators like Ola and Uber pay the price fixed by the government to the online taxi drivers.

Honourary president of Dakshina Kannada District Online Taxi Drivers Association, B K Imthiyaz, said that as the government raised the petrol and diesel prices, the online taxi drivers are suffering. They are not able to pay the EMIs to the banks, run their families or pay the school fees of their children, he said.

"There were high expectations from the Karnataka government's budget. But all our expectations were shattered,' he said.

He also alleged that the union government is favouring the capitalists instead of protecting the interests of the poor.

"Ola and Uber companies should pay the amount as per the government's direction, but are failing to do that. If they fail to hike our commission, we will hold an indefinite strike," he said.

N Ravindra, Naushad and others were present.

 

 

 

 

 

  

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Tue, Mar 09 2021

    The life of the common man has become a nightmare! With many without jobs and many more losing jobs across sectors, only way out is to beg or steal or end one's life! Most businesses are hardly able to survive; those with loans are being hounded by recovery goons! The situation is not going to improve anytime soon but get worse! Only the creator can save us!

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  • N.M, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 09 2021

    This is the result of electing an unqualified self-proclaimed 'chaiwala' turned ' Chowkidaar' as your PM. Everyone will suffer and I hope the families of those hardcore Bhakts suffer the most.

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  • Kabir, Cape town

    Tue, Mar 09 2021

    All politicians are same. Common people will suffer

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 09 2021

    Central Government know only merger, so now they will merge Taxi and Auto. Like they did for banks. If taxiwala gets more profit,then taxi will merge with Auto and if auto gets more profits then it merge with Taxi.

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  • Althaf, Udupi/Kaup

    Tue, Mar 09 2021

    Among these drivers anyone voted BJP? it seems these taxi drivers belongs to opposition party. In fact people who voted BJP are also frustrated with rise in prices of fuel, gas and other daily needs but they dont open their mouth as their mouth has been locked up by their religious sentiments.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Mar 09 2021

    Where are the other Taxi & Auto Drivers ...

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  • Daniel, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 09 2021

    Don't worry they know how to fight for justice. They don't fight in comments section..

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Mar 09 2021

    Daniel, Mangalore, What are you doing here ...

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  • Rajesh Shetty, Udupi

    Tue, Mar 09 2021

    Other drivers scarred about (Govt) income tax ride/case against them, even though increasing prices, no voice will raise.

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  • Venkata Ramana Govinda, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 09 2021

    Next time vote for an educated guy like MMS.

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  • Nice, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 09 2021

    A very good comment Sir

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