After meeting Transport Minister Radhakrishan Vikhe Patil, rickshaw Unions of the State have decided to hold the indefinite strike scheduled for June 15. Union head Sharad Rao briefed the media on this development. The rickshaw unions of the state had decided to go on an indefinite strike from June 15. Their demands included that the minimum rickshaw fares be increased to Rs. 15 in lieu of the hike in petrol, diesel and CNG prices. They are also protesting fitting electronic meters in rickshaws. However the unions have called off their strike, for now, after meeting State Transport Minister Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil. The Minister assured that they will form a board who will meet on June 22 to take a decision on increasing fare, electronic meters and drafting a code of conduct for rickshaw drivers. Union Head Sharad Rao said that they have called off their strike after meeting the Minister. Explicating their protest to electronic meters, Rao said that often the meters were tampered to loot commuters. With cameraperson Deepak Kamble, Hansraj Kanojia for NMTV News.
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