City Taxi scheme: Unions threaten protest march on September 21

Auto and Taxi unions on Sunday threatened to take out a protest march on September 21 from Rajghat to Delhi Secretariat against the newly-introduced ‘City Taxi’ scheme by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government, under which small cars will be allowed to ply on city roads.

Delhi Auto Rickshaw Sangh and Delhi Pradesh Taxi Union said that the new scheme would “snatch” the livelihood of autorickshaw and taxi drivers. On September 2, several auto and taxi unions had gone on a day-long strike against this scheme. 

“We will not sit <g data-gr-id="25">silent</g> till our demand is met. We have decided to take out protest march with black flags against the AAP government for introducing ‘City Taxi’ scheme. Thousands of autorickshaw and taxi drivers will participate in the protest with their vehicles,” Delhi Auto Rickshaw Sangh’s general secretary Rajendra Soni said.

Soni, who is also general secretary of Delhi Pradesh Taxi Union, said that they cannot compromise with the livelihood of drivers and if there is any need in future, they will launch a series of protests.
According to the 'City Taxi' scheme, vehicles having <g data-gr-id="17">capacity</g> of 600 <g data-gr-id="16">cc</g> onwards can register with the government.

Until now, only those vehicles which had <g data-gr-id="20">capacity</g> of 750 <g data-gr-id="18">cc</g> or more were issued permits.

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