While the auto fares were increased from Rs 9 to to Rs 11, the minister said that the government's decision on taxi fares can be expected within a week. The minister also termed the strike and the demands of the taxi drivers as being illegal.
Taxi drivers have put up a demand for the minimum fare for black and yellow taxis to go up from Rs 14 to Rs 16.
Auto and taxi union decided to go on a strike starting from Monday, Jun 21 midnight to press for their demands of the hike in fares. The demand was prompted by the rise in the prices of CNG.