New Delhi: Residents of Delhi may have to face difficulties in traveling today. Various organizations of auto, taxi and minibus drivers have announced to go on strike in Delhi today i.e. on Monday against the rising prices of petrol-diesel and CNG. Various unions are demanding an increase in the fare rates and reduction in the price of CNG. Hundreds of auto, taxi and cab drivers recently protested at the Delhi Secretariat demanding subsidy on CNG prices.
Most organizations said they would go on a one-day strike, but the Sarvodaya Driver Association Delhi said they would go on an "indefinite" strike from Monday. The organizations have announced to go on strike even after the Delhi government announced the formation of a committee to consider the fare revision in a time bound manner. Kamaljeet Gill, president of Sarvodaya Driver Association Delhi, has said that, 'We have decided to go on an indefinite strike from Monday as the government does not take any steps to help us by reducing fuel prices and revising fares.'
Delhi Auto Rickshaw Association general secretary Rajendra Soni has said that, 'We know that the Delhi government is forming a committee, but we need to solve our problems, which is not visible. Our demand is that the government (Centre and Delhi) should provide subsidy of Rs 35 per kg on CNG prices.