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Mumbai taxis, auto-rickshaws on strike over hike in fares

Mumbai taxis, auto-rickshaws on strike over hike in fares
PTI
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First Published: Tue, Jun 22 2010. 10 52 AM IST
Updated: Tue, Jun 22 2010. 10 52 AM IST
Mumbai: Over 80,000 taxis and a lakh auto-rickshaws in Mumbai went off the roads on Tuesday after a strike by drivers demanding hike in fares.
The recent increase in the prices of CNG has prompted auto and taxi drivers to demand hike in fares.
Auto unions are demanding that the minimum fare for rickshaws be increased by Rs6 to Rs15 and Rs8 for every subsequent kilometre. Rickshaws currently charge Rs9 as minimum fare.
The taxi union is asking for a hike in the minimum fare of black and yellow taxis from Rs14 to Rs16. Auto and taxi union leaders would meet transport department officials later in the day.
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First Published: Tue, Jun 22 2010. 10 52 AM IST
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