The city autos and taxis went on a strike to protest against the decision of the State Transport department to discontinue plying of taxis which are 25 year old. Earlier kamgaar leader Sharad Rao had informed that all the taxis and auto drivers have decided not to run their vehicles on 16th of October. The 55000 yellow-black taxis and 1 1/2 lakh auto rickshaws were definitely seen on city roads but this time it was not plying commuters but holding a protest. Kamgaar leader Sharad Rao informed that without taking the taxi drivers and taxi owners into confidence, the State Transport Department had taken the decision of discontinuing 25 year old Taxi and autos from plying on roads. While the state’s decision came in wake of the air pollution caused by taxis which were 15 years old, Sharad Rao stated that the protest was to highlight the way in which some Union leaders accepted the proposal without so much as a blink. As usual the commuters were affected tremendously with this strike with the railways seeing an additional burden of commuters. With cameraperson Abhay Prasad, Rajiv Mishra for NMTV News.
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