Auto, taxi unions to go on strike against small taxi scheme
Angry over introduction of ‘City Taxi’ scheme announced by Delhi government under which small cars will be allowed to ply on the city’s roads, auto and taxi unions on Tuesday threatened to go on a one-day strike on September 2. On Monday, transport minister Gopal Rai announced a new scheme — ‘City Taxi’ — under which permits will be issued to 600 cc vehicles which will charge Rs 10 per km. Rajendra Soni, general secretary of Delhi Auto rickshaw Sangh, said that the new scheme will “snatch” the livelihood of the drivers of <g data-gr-id="11">auto rickshaws</g>. Soni also said that auto unions can not compromise with the livelihood of drivers and will go on one-day strike on September 2 next month.