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Mangaluru : Ola, Uber drivers warn of indefinite stir

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Mangaluru, Feb 27, 2018: Ola and Uber taxi drivers have threatened to  resort to an indefinite strike from next week if the managements failed to fulfill their demands.



Speaking to reporters here on February 27, Tuesday,  B K Imtiyaz,  President of Dakshina Kannada District Online Taxi Drivers and Owners Association  said  most of the offers announced by the Ola and Uber  managements to lure youngsters though look attractive aim at fooling youngsters  who join the companies hoping for a good future. This has made it difficult for the drivers who have purchased their taxis by availing loans, he complained

Moreover the increase in the number of Ola and Uber taxis have  only  added to the problem and even the frequent change in the rates and deduction in incentives have proved a discouraging factor, he said and added that  the association demands  uniform incentivise.

He further alleged that the drivers are threatened that  their service will be terminated if they approach the companies with their demands.

The taxi drivers need security  and uniform rate plans, he said and added that they will resort to indefinite stir if the demands were not met with.

Office bearers of the Association Munawar Kuttar, Sadiq Kannur were also present.