Strike by Cab Drivers

Commercial cab drivers are said to be protesting in and around few parts of the city and preventing the employee cabs of different companies from commuting to various places as per schedule.

It is said that as a part of the benefits, the cab drivers are not eligible for accident benefits which they think is an important aspect considering the amount of accidents that transpires.
There ware some disturbance reported earlier in the morning though the situation seems to be under control.

Undoubtedly, this is the right time for the auto drivers to make some extra money. Isn’t it? However, car pooling should be a good thought.

Not sure if this strike is going to continue for some more days. Any idea?
Is there some other reason for the strike?

3 Comments so far

  1. dreamwarrior on July 21st, 2008 @ 6:38 pm

    There was a few minutes of tension when an unruly mob blocked vehicles inside the Electronic City campus. Then they blocked a few gates of software companies like Wipro. There was no police presence in the area in the morning. Is the police in Bangalore doing what is called as "Intelligence gathering"?

  2. anjana on July 21st, 2008 @ 9:47 pm

    There was a little bit of tension in and around Manyata, Hebbal but then cops did their duty after a while :)
    I did hear that the strike will continue tomorrow as well.
    Auto drivers started demanding heavily. Something like 300 Rs for what costs 100Rs. Annoying!!!

  3. frustrated on July 22nd, 2008 @ 1:09 am

    I guess it high time the Auto Drivers should be taken for a ride.

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