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Meru cab drivers call off strike

india Updated: Sep 14, 2010 03:18 IST
Shashank Rao
Shashank Rao
Hindustan Times
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The Meru cab company’s seven-day strike got over on Monday because the company’s drivers’ union has withdrawn its agitation. The drivers have now been asked to start work because the union claims that the state government has decided to resolve this issue.

“The drivers union submitted a letter stating that they will withdraw the strike. We are now in process of reactivating the service and expect it to normalise from Wednesday,” said Gavin D’Abreo, Vice President, Meru Cabs.

The drivers have been demanding a hike in their base fare of Rs 20 by Rs 3 and an increase of Re 1 for every subsequent km. However, the decision of any hike has not been taken yet. “The minister will be having a meeting soon on the issue of a hike for Meru,” said an official from the transport department.

The drivers’ union confirmed the end of the strike, and said they will resume services. “The Transport Minister, Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil, has assured that the issue will be resolved and so we withdrew the strike,” said Vinayak Raut, president, Meru Cab Drivers Association. Meru runs 1,802 cabs in Mumbai.