Local Taxi Drivers to Take Out March

Published: 26th November 2015 05:55 AM  |   Last Updated: 26th November 2015 05:55 AM   |  A+A-


KOCHI: In a new turn to the ongoing tiff between the new gen taxis and the conventional ones, the district committee of Kerala State Motor Transport Workers co-ordination is planning to take a march to the City Police Commissioner’s Office on Thursday.

According to the representatives of the union, the police are filing false charges against the drivers belonging to the union and added that companies like Uber and Ola are spreading rumours against them on social media platforms.

“The woes of the conventional taxi drivers are not being considered by the concerned officials. At present we are operating on the basis of the fare structure fixed by Justice Ramachandran Commission. At the same time taxis, who tie up with Uber and Ola are charging lower rates than that of the existing fare.

This has made conventional taxis no longer a favourite among the public. The sole aim of this move by the gen-x companies is to wreck the existing transport system and to establish monopoly in a phased manner,” said K A Ali Akbar, convener of Kerala State Motor Transport Workers Co-ordination at a press meet here the other day.

The march will start from the High Court Junction at 10 am and will be inaugurated by CITU national secretary K K Divakaran. It will have be attended by leaders of various trade unions.


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