More than 1,400 cabs have been pulled off the Bangalore roads since Apr 29. Many Meru drivers are accused of set ablaze their cabs over various demands including revision of the fair and reduction in the subscription amount paid by the drivers to the company.
Meru company spokesperson stated, "The company had suspended operations citing passengers' safety following repeated instances of its own drivers indulging in vandalism/destruction. We will resume cab operations only after we are convinced and assured of passengers' safety, that of drivers and of the company itself."
Meanwhile, media reports say, Meru cab drivers are being randomly arrested after the company sought police help to bring down violence. The city on Saturday, May 7 witnessed an agitating protest by the taxi drivers.
However, Meru company has called the agitating drivers on Monday, May 9 for a meeting. Though earlier Meru CEO Rajesh Puri said, "After Saturday's vandalism, we had called drivers to talk, but no one turned up."