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MV Act: Commuters face hardships as private buses, autos, cabs go off road

MV Act: Commuters face hardships as private buses, autos, cabs go off road

New Delhi: Commuters faced difficulties in reaching their destinations on Thursday as several private buses, taxis and autorickshaws remained off the roads due to a strike called by the UFTA against the amended Motor Vehicle Act provisions.

Many schools in the national capital remained closed due to the strike while some asked parents to make their own arrangements to pick up and drop their wards.

The services of Delhi Metro, Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) and cluster buses remained unaffected.

United Front of Transport Associations (UFTA) general secretary Shyamlal Gola said over 50 transport associations and unions in Delhi-NCR were taking part in the strike.

The UFTA is demanding the withdrawal of the steep hike in road traffic penalties and certain other provisions of the new MV Act.

Rajender Soni, general secretary Delhi-auto Rickshaw Union said the national capital has over 50 small and big auto unions and the majority of them took part in the strike. Delhi has over 90,000 autos.

Anup Verma

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