Auto drivers to go on strike

BANGALORE:  Auto drivers of Auto rickshaw Drivers’ Union (ARDU) threatened to go on a strike from 6 am to 6 pm on February 28 if their demands were not met. Union members gathered o

Published: 22nd February 2012 02:31 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:00 PM   |  A+A-

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Members of Auto rickshaw Drivers Union staging a protest near Deputy Commissioner’s office in Bangalore on Tuesday| Jithendra M

BANGALORE:  Auto drivers of Auto rickshaw Drivers’ Union (ARDU) threatened to go on a strike from 6 am to 6 pm on February 28 if their demands were not met.

Union members gathered outside the office of the Bangalore Urban Deputy Commissioner on Tuesday and submitted a memorandum in this regard.

Auto drivers have demanded a raise in the minimum fares of autos to Rs 24 from the existing Rs 17. They have also asked for a hike in the fare per km to Rs 12. Other unions belonging to Public Sector Undertakings (PSU), banks and oil sector companies have called for a strike on February 28. After accepting their memorandum, the DC has reportedly called for meeting with  union representatives.

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