Delhi Auto Taxi Strike: Cab drivers, autos on strike against rising fuel, CNG prices

18 Apr, 2022

Commuters in Delhi-NCR are facing problems after a strike of the auto, taxi, and cab drivers' associations in the national capital. Auto and cab drivers are protesting against the soaring petrol, diesel, and compressed natural gas (CNG) prices in the country.

The strike has been called by several unions, which have called for a hike in fare rates, and a reduction in fuel and CNG prices. They have also demanded that the Delhi government should form a committee to look into fare revision in a time-bound manner.

Although most of the unions said they will be on a one-day strike, Sarvodaya Driver Association Delhi (SDAD) and some other associations have decided to hold an "indefinite" strike from Monday.

"We have decided to go on an indefinite strike from Monday in view of no action by the government to help us by slashing prices of fuels and revising fares," SDAD President Kamaljeet Gill was quoted as saying by the news agency PTI.

The auto and cab drivers say that the "unprecedented" hike in fuel and CNG prices has taken a toll on them. However, they have alleged that the Centre and Delhi government are not paying heed to their demands.

"We did not receive a response from the government. We staged a protest for two days and are now compelled to go on strike," Rajendra Soni, General Secretary of Delhi Auto Rickshaw Sangh, told news agency ANI, adding that they wrote a letter to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on March 30 highlighting their demands.

"We do not want the fare to increase, because it will affect the pockets of the common people as well. Our only demand is that the government does not increase the fuel price and give us subsidy on CNG prices. We demand that the government provide Rs 35 per kg subsidy on CNG prices," he said.


Petrol-diesel Prices Today in Delhi-NCR

The prices of petrol and diesel have remained unchanged for the twelfth consecutive day on 18 April. Petrol and diesel prices were last hiked by 80 paise a litre each on 6 April, Wednesday, taking the total increase in rates in 16 days to ₹10 per litre.

Petrol in Delhi costs ₹105.41 per litre while diesel rates will cost ₹96.67, according to a price notification of state fuel retailers.In Gurugram, one litre of petrol will cost ₹105.86 and ₹97.10 for one litre of diesel.

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