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Since December 30, a large number of cabs in Hyderabad have been off the streets.

Ola car allegedly set ablaze by striking cabbies in Hyderabad protest to continue
news News Saturday, January 07, 2017 - 08:54

Four drivers, who were part of the ongoing strike against cab aggregators in Hyderabad allegedly set an Ola cab ablaze on Friday in Sangareddy.

The Deccan Chronicle reported that the accused stopped the cab driver, and asked him why he was working while the others were on strike, following which he has alleged that four drivers pulled him out and beat him up.

A complaint has been filed with the RC Puram Police.

Since December 30, a large number of cabs in Hyderabad have been off the streets.

The drivers have demanded that no new cabs be licensed until existing drivers are guaranteed a minimum of daily bookings.

Several cab drivers of Ola and Uber, who were protesting on Wednesday in Hyderabad were taken into custody from Indira Park's Dharna Chowk by the city police.

On Thursday, the drivers shifted their protest spot to Manikonda, from where they were evacuated again. 

The protesting drivers held a meeting with the managements of the two companies, but announced that their strike would continue for one more day.

“We have met the Ola and Uber managers at the transport department's office and discussed our problems with them. However, by the end of the day, we could not reach a middle ground. So tomorrow the discussions will continue and only after we get a desired output, the strikes will be called off,” Anjaneyulu K, president, Telangana State Cabs Association, was quoted as saying.

 

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