Mumbai, Jun 22: The day started on a frustrating note for thousands of Mumbaikars, who were forced to arrange for an alternative means to travel to work as taxi and auto-rickshaw drivers have gone on a strike demanding a hike in fares.
Over 80,000 taxis and one lakh auto rickshaws were off the road on Tuesday, Jun 22 morning.
The demand for hike in fare prices was prompted by the soaring prices of of CNG. Auto unions want the minimum fare for rickshaws to be increased by Rs 6 to Rs 15 and Rs 8 for every subsequent kilometre.
The taxi union, on the other hand, is seeking a hike in the minimum fare of black and yellow taxis from Rs 14 to Rs 16.
The union leaders are expected to meet the transport department officials on Monday, Jun 22.