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Cab,Auto driver go on strike in Chandigarh,Mohali

Chandigarh News Line | August 10, 2023 12:10 PM

CHANDIGARH: On the edge over the murder of two cab drivers in Mohali over the past three months,over the past
three months, cab and auto-rickshaw drivers have decided to go off roads from Thursday, when the Cab Auto Union
Front will also launch and indefinite hunger strike in Sector 25 to draw attention to their safety concerns.

Five leaders of the front will go on hunger strike, while other members will stall cab and auto ricksaw services
in support. Around 8,000 cabs ply in the tricity, serving professionals, students, senior citizens, tourists and
shoppers alike.

The front, which includes taxi and auto unions of the tricity, has voiced discontent with both the civic
administration and private cab companies for ignoring their safety. Union spokesperson Inderjit Singh said the
companies' negligence had exposed them to criminal conspiracies. He underscored the unchecked operation of cabs
with private licence plates, which had put law-abiding drivers in jeopardy.

He said the sluggish police response to the recent murder of a cab driver in Mullanpur had heightened drivers'
anxities. On July 31, Dharmpal, 35, was stabbed to death by a robber who intended to make off with his taxi,

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