Ola cab drivers call off strike
By Express News Service | Published: 11th January 2017 06:22 AM |
HYDERABAD: In a surprise communique to all customers, Ola cabs on Tuesday said they were back in full strength. “We’re now back in full strength. Now you can book an Ola and continue experiencing hassle-free travel experiences at affordable prices,” the email from Olacabs.com said.
“These last few days haven’t been great in terms of travelling within Hyderabad, and we regret any inconvenience you might have faced over this period. During this time, we’ve worked hard to get things back in order and we’re glad to inform you that our hard work has paid off,” the email said, thanking customers.
The Telangana Cab Drivers and Owners Association members have been on a strike since December 31 against cab aggregators. One of their demands was not to accept new registrations on their platforms as the existing cab owners are not able to make enough money.
When Express tried to reach the leaders of TCDOA, the phone was switched off. Telangana Four Wheeler Driver Association president Shaik Salauddin, confirming the failure of the strike, said that it was a decision taken by all the drivers considering the impact of strike on their livelihood.
The association leaders, and the management of Ola and Uber had met for a meeting in the presence of two joint commissioners of road transport authority on Friday. As the talks did not reach a logical conclusion, it was posted for Saturday. However, the talks were further posted to Monday when the managements of cab aggregators failed to be present.