The companies have already agreed to increase the rate, said Mr Raote.
Mumbai: After 12 days of strikes the drivers of Ola and Uber finally called off their strike temporarily on Friday night. Sachin Ahir, Mumbai Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) president, along with office bearers of the Maharashtra Rajya Rashtriya Kamgar Sangh (MRRKS) held a meeting with transport minister Diwakar Raote at Mantralaya on Friday night. Representatives of the cab aggregators companies also attended the meeting and decided to end the strike.
Speaking with The Asian Age, Mr Roate said that the strike has been called off and the companies have already agreed to increase the rate. The Ola and Uber will give some incentive to the drivers for the losses incurred till November 15. The companies will also look into the fuel charges and other problems too.
Mr Ahir said, “We have temporarily suspended the strike with the assurance by cab aggregators to increase the fare price as and when the fuel prices are increased. They will pay additional amount or more than the fare price given to the cab drivers.”
He said, “Once we get the final proposal from Ola and Uber, we will decide further course of action.”
Meanwhile, sources in Ola claimed that lot of customers have been texting them since last two days asking when the services would be resumed. Also, the drivers are keen to resume services but out of fear, they don’t.
“Uber is pleased to announce that independent driver partners registered with the Uber app in Mumbai will return to work immediately, effectively ending a 12-day-old strike. A special Diwali incentive for Uber drivers, who wished to resume driving, that was due to expire 5 November 2018, will now be extended till 15 November, 2018. Uber will also endeavour to examine a fuel price based earnings index to look at ways of making net earnings on the Uber platform more sustainable.’’ says Uber spokesperson.