The Auto Rickshaw and Taxi Association of Delhi wrote a letter to Chief Minister Kejriwal on 6 April, demanding a subsidy of Rs 35 per kg on CNG. Once again, the price of CNG was increased by Rs 2.50 per kg in the capital. After the wild increase in the prices of petrol-diesel and CNG in Delhi, cab companies like Ola-Uber have increased the fare by 11-12 percent. Now the turn may be due to an increase in the fares of auto rickshaws and taxis in Delhi-NCR. The Auto Rickshaw and Taxi Association of Delhi have announced a strike to demand subsidy on CNG purchase. Meanwhile, Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gehlot on Friday announced to constitute a committee to consider the fare revision in a time-bound manner. Gehlot said that Arvind Kejriwal’s Delhi government understands the concerns of auto-rickshaw and taxi unions.
There is a demand for increasing fuel prices, revision of auto, and taxi union fares. Kejriwal’s government understands their concerns. A committee will soon be constituted by the Transport Department, which will give its recommendations in a time-bound manner. With the new hike in CNG prices by Rs 2.50, members of the Auto Rickshaw, Taxi, and Cab Drivers Association on Thursday cautioned officials that they would go on strike from April 18 to demand subsidy on gas prices. Hundreds of auto-rickshaw, taxi and cab drivers staged a ‘sit-in’ in front of the Delhi Secretariat on April 11, demanding subsidy on CNG prices. The Delhi Auto Rickshaw Association organized this protest. Bus operators have also announced to join the strike of auto rickshaws and taxi unions in the city.
Shyamlal Gola, general secretary of STA Operators Ekta Manch, said, “In the last two years, we have also been affected by the impact of Covid-19 and now the prices of CNG are increasing. The members of our organization will also join the strike on the 18th of April and private buses will not run on that day. Rajendra Soni, general secretary of Delhi Auto Rickshaw Association, said, “The price of CNG is increasing every day and we are demanding from the government that we should be given a subsidy of Rs 35 per kg.
The Auto Rickshaw and Taxi Association of Delhi wrote a letter to Chief Minister Kejriwal on 6 April, demanding a subsidy of Rs 35 per kg on CNG. On Thursday, once again the price of CNG was increased by Rs 2.50 per kg in the capital. Currently, the price of CNG in Delhi is Rs 71.61 per kg.
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