Ola and Uber drivers’ protest continues for the second day in Bengaluru

The strike had taken an ugly turn on Wednesday when drivers had pelted stones at Uber Office in HSR Layout.

Published: 23rd February 2017 07:50 PM  |   Last Updated: 23rd February 2017 09:02 PM   |  A+A-

Ola. (File photo | Reuters)

Ola. (File photo | Reuters)

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: The protest by drivers cab aggregators Ola and Uber entered the second day on Thursday, as the driver unions continued to stop cabs at various places in the city, putting several passengers to inconvenience.
The strike had taken an ugly turn on Wednesday when drivers had pelted stones at Uber Office in HSR Layout.
The drivers have been demanding higher incentives and increased airport fare for a long time. Tanveer Pasha, president of Ola, TaxiforSure and Uber Drivers' and Owners' union said, "We will not stop our protest until our demands are fulfilled. We are making sure that cabs are not plying. We are convincing those who are driving today (Thursday) at various areas to call of services and participate in our protest."
Lashing out at the transport minister he said, "The transport minister has said that they have nothing to do with Uber and Ola. If he does not know what comes under his purview, he should put down his papers. Neither the transport authorities nor the cab- aggregators have assured us anything. In fact, Uber has written to the police commissioner to take action against us. We will wait till Monday or else we will burn our vehicles at the signals."
Meanwhile, An Uber spokesperson said, "We are trying our best to help the commuters. The issue is that the drivers who want to work are being forcibly stopped at various junctions.”

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