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Taxi, maxicab drivers threaten protest against fuel price hike

Taxi, maxicab drivers threaten protest against fuel price hike

Mangalore Today News Network

Mangaluru, June 26, 2020:   DK District Taximen’s and Maxicab Association has threatened to launch a protest if the  Union and State Governments fail to  regulate the increasing fuel prices.


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Speaking to reporters here on June 26, Friday, Association President Dinesh Kumpala M said the  taxi and maxicab drivers who are already hit hard due to lockdown, are now  further suffering due to fuel price hike and demanded withdrawal of the price hike.

He also said the Rs 5,000 compensation announced by the government  should be extended to all  taxi drivers including maxicab  drivers having MLV badge.

Despite RBI clearly stating  that banks should not pressurise to repay loans, banks have been pressurising drivers  to repay the loans, he alleged. He also sought tax concession   for all taxi and maxi cab drivers for the next six months.

On this occasion,  he also pointed out that the district administration  has not yet released the payment for the  around 150 vehicles provided through the association to the Police and Health Departments for their Covid-19 related duty. He said repeated appeal in this regard has not yielded any result.

Anand K, General Secretary of the Association, Harish Shetty Kuttar, Dinesh, Vice Presidents and others were present.

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