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Auto, taxi unions protest in Delhi

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New Delhi: Delhi Autorickshaw Sangh and Delhi Pradesh Taxi Union have decided to protest against the operation of app-based taxi services, saying they are taking away their livelihood. The taxi and auto operators claim that the app-based cabs plying illegally in the national capital are not following the laid-down rules and regulations.

Rajendra Soni, General Secretary of both the unions, said that “police should stop such taxis from operating as most of the app-based cab operators are not following laid down rules. We have raised our issue to rein in app-based taxi services before Delhi Government several times but it is yet to pay heed to our demand. In view of this, we have decided to demand from Delhi Police to take action against these taxi services as they are affecting our livelihood.” There are around 13,000 black-yellow taxis and 81,000 auto rickshaws plying on the streets of the national Capital.

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