In the capital city, the Autorickshaw unions in protest against policies of the Central and State governments in Delhi and Haryana have threatened to go on a strike. Referring to the surging fees by the Delhi transport department and the recent introduction of the border fee by Haryana government, a group of auto drivers unions led by the Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh has announced a token strike on April 19.
Rajender Soni, a union member said, “We are facing an unprecedented crisis as rates by transport department have been increased as well as the third party insurance by the Centre. The hike in border fees is the last nail.”
The increase in a number of fees charged by the government is creating an immense financial burden on the drivers.
“Neither the AAP government nor the Centre has shown any concern for the financial burden that these increases in fees will have on autorickshaw drivers. We have been left with no choice but to go on strike,” added Soni.