Auto-drivers’ strike stalls life in city
Commuters had a tough time on Wednesday as more than 10,000 autorickshaw drivers went on a day-long strike in support of Anna Hazare's fight against corruption. HT reports.india Updated: Aug 25, 2011 00:54 IST
Commuters had a tough time on Wednesday as more than 10,000 autorickshaw drivers went on a day-long strike in support of Anna Hazare's fight against corruption.
Besides marching on the main roads and crossings of the city in their autorickshaws, the drivers staged demonstration outside the residences of Haryana minister Gopal Kanda, MLA Rao Dharam Pal and Gurgaon deputy commissioner PC Meena.
The strike called by the autorickshaw drivers brought life to a standstill in the Millennium City. Besides, around 500 IT professionals from various MNCs participated in a march on the cyber city streets in support of Team Anna.
However, the drivers’ strike in Anna's support has got a mixed response from people. Some were complaining while others appreciated them.
“People are supporting us. We know that they are suffering but they are not complaining,” said Dharamender Yadav, an auto union leader.
“We are against corruption and want to show our support for Team Anna. After the strike ends in the evening, only then the union will decide whether it will continue the strike on Thursday or not,” said Ravi Kumar, an auto driver.
“Some of our colleagues also went to the Ramlila Maidan in Delhi to extend support for Anna Hazare and his team,” he added.