According to the reports, from Tuesday Cab aggregators Ola and Uber in Delhi NCR will be on strike demanding an extension of the moratorium on loan repayment and a hike in fare in the view of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kamaljeet Singh Gill who is the president of the Sarvodaya drivers association of Delhi said that “around 2 lakh drivers of the cab services have given the strike call as their appeal has not led to any actions by the government and the problems they are facing during the pandemic.
According to Mr. Gill “Due to the acute financial crisis caused by the lockdown ongoing crisis of COVID-19 pandemic drivers are unable to pay their EMI which has led many problems. The moratorium of loan repayment end it today and the banks are already putting pressure on us drivers are scared that banks will tow away their vehicles for not paying EMIs”.
He further added that the first should be fixed by the government instead of the cab aggregators. Keeping in mind as due to the COVID-19 pandemic metro train services are yet to resume and the public transport buses are running at reduced capacity in view of social distancing norms. The strike may bring many problems to a large number of computers.
Gill also added that “most of the drivers are finding it difficult to feed their families due to the pandemic and have no means to fulfill their financial obligation. Unless the government helps us there is no way we can work without fear of losing our vehicles”.