BENGALURU: Cabs in the city resumed services partially on Tuesday as a section of protesting drivers returned to work. However, Ola, Uber, TaxiForSure and Ola (UTO) Drivers and Owners Association claims that they are continuing with indefinite strike that entered Day 7 on Tuesday.
“Only those drivers who have leased cars from companies have returned to work. We are planning to launch a two-day strike at Freedom Park from Wednesday. All drivers in the city are expected to participate,” said K Chandru Kumar, a UTO member.
Many drivers said they are back at work because of lack of an alternative. “I bought a car after cab aggregators promised a minimum income of Rs 1 lakh per month. But now I don’t even earn Rs 20,000,” said an Ola driver.
“When I tried to book an Ola cab, their Micro or Mini cabs were unavailable, but cabs were available under Prime category, which is more expensive” said S Swati, a commuter in Indiranagar.
Uber managed to convince a majority of its drivers to return to work after the Karnataka High Court on Monday issued an injunction restraining union leaders from preventing Uber driver-partners from working.