Auto drivers in Delhi called indefinite strike from Wednesday, May 18. "We are against the installation of GPS. We are going on strike from tomorrow (Wednesday)," said auto driver union chief on Tuesday, May 17.
The state government wanted to use Global Positioning System (GPS) in all autos in the national capital. GPS is a modern technology which enable one in two-way communication system that will also help check speeding, route deviations and ensure safety of the commuters.
The auto drivers, however, showed protest against Delhi government and burnt the effigies of Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and Transport Minister Arvinder Singh Lovely. The auto-rickshaw drivers demanded to slash the prices of GPS and to tarnish the idea to impose annual rental rates on GPS.
The spat between the government and auto-drivers in Delhi intensified trouble for people, especially the middle-class people who mostly rely on autos to escape from summer-heat. Weather report shows that mercury level has toughed 45 degree in celsius scale on Wednesday.