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Ola, Uber drivers go off road from today

The Telanagna Cab Drivers and Owners Association (TCDOA), who have subscribed to taxi aggregator services plying in the city, will go off the road from Friday midnight till January 4.

Published: 31st December 2016 02:27 AM  |   Last Updated: 31st December 2016 04:36 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

HYDERABAD: The Telanagna Cab Drivers and Owners Association (TCDOA), who have subscribed to taxi aggregator services plying in the city, will go off the road from Friday midnight till January 4.
“Both Ola and Uber have been expanding the number of vehicles to show who has the highest number of cab drivers under their belt. But the customer base has not increased. This has resulted in us not earning much,” said Shiva Vulkundakar, president of TCDOA.

The association members have met representatives of both the companies with their requests and demands but the companies have rejected them, Shiva said. Addressing a press conference here on Friday, TCDOA said  they would take up the issue with the Road Transport Authority (RTA) and also transport minister P Mahender Reddy.
The association has put forth a set of demands for the taxi aggregators. “We are being asked to make a minimum of three trips during peak hours. Now a trip say to Hi-tec city alone will take three hours. If we do not do three trips we will not get paid for the peak hours,” said G Hareesh, a driver.

 

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