New Delhi, March 19: Users of Ola and Uber cabs across the country are facing tough time as Maharashtra Navnirman Vahtuk Sena, the transport wing of Raj Thackeray-led MNS has called for a strike of cab drivers from Monday. The key cities likely to be affected by the strike are Mumbai, Hyderabad, Pune, New Delhi and Bengaluru. Also Read - Uber India Head Takes Over as Asia-Pacific Regional Manager
Though the nationwide strike seems to have little impact on Delhiites and those living in the National Capital Region, Mumbaikars, on the other hand, are bearing the brunt of the protest. Also Read - Ola Resumes Airport Operations Across 22 Locations in India
Transport officials in Mumbai have also requested Kaali Peeli buses and auto-rickshaw unions, and BEST, to operate more vehicles, especially on office-going routes. A Times of India report claim that police may invoke section 149 (unlawful assembly) to detain protestors if they take out a morcha to Ola and Uber offices. Also Read - COVID-19: Ola to Lay Off 1,400 Employees as Revenue Declines by 95% in Last 2 Months
“We have been informed by the Mumbai Police that they have proactively taken all the necessary steps to ensure safety of commuters during the cab rides in the city,” an Ola spokesperson said.