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Ola-Uber drivers’ strike: 5 things you should know before you step out today

Drivers of Ola and Uber say their earnings have only worsened even after the companies changed their payment structure.

delhi Updated: Apr 18, 2017 08:11 IST
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Ola and Uber cabs on the road after ongoing strike in New Delhi.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Be Prepared: You are going to face a tough time booking a cab on your Ola or Uber app. Take the metro instead. Don’t know which is the nearest metro station to your office? Just dial 155370 (no, 011 is not even required) and they’d locate the nearest one from your destination for you. Buses are another alternative.

Wondering why all this? Well, despite their February protest, drivers of cab aggregators Ola and Uber say their earnings have only worsened. The companies did change their payment structure after the protests, but failed to make the drivers happy.

Is this a big strike? Last time it was just two unions of Ola and Uber drivers who had protested for over two weeks. This time 13 transport unions in Delhi have come together to protest against the government and these companies. These include kaali-peeli (black and yellow) taxis and even auto rickshaws.

Protest march: If driving, avoid the Outer Ring Road during peak morning hours and in the afternoon. The drivers are going to march in protest from Gurudwara Manju Ka Tila to Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence in Civil Lines.

One-day strike: Good news is that it is just a one-day strike. So, life is going to get back to normal Wednesday onwards. Remember the harrowing time you faced In February for over two weeks? Don’t worry, it’s unlikely that it will get that bad this time.