Delhi: Auto, taxi unions stage strike against app-based taxi services, commuters suffer

New Delhi: The city's auto and taxi unions today went on an indefinite strike against app-based taxi services, causing hardship to thousands of commuters.

Twenty unions of autos and taxis have formed a Joint Action Committee, which has called for the indefinite strike. The Committee claimed about 85,000 auto and 15,000 yellow-black taxis have gone off the capital roads.

The Delhi government has termed the strike as "politically-motivated", saying banning the operation of app-based cab services do not come under its ambit and instead the Centre should do something in this regard.

The strike hit commuters hard with many stranded in several places including Connaught place, railway stations, and ISBTs.

Kishan Verma, president of All Delhi Auto-Taxi Transport Congress Union (ADATTCU), said the drivers of auto and taxi drivers are protesting against app-based services.