The indefinite strike by drivers of two-wheelers operating under Ola, Rapido and Uber are causing immense difficulty for commuters in Assam’s Guwahati as many depend on their services to commute.
These drivers have gone on an indefinite strike from Monday in protest against the high rate of commission charged by the management of these three services.
Customers are charged less by these services, which has cut down on the earnings of these drivers.
The drivers of four-wheelers operating under these services were also to extend their support to the strike from Tuesday.
“Earlier we used to get a bonus from the company if we fulfilled certain criteria, but now that has been stopped,” said Ajit Deka, driver of a four-wheeler under Uber.
“While the company has decreased its fares, we have to pay a high commission. How will we sustain in this manner?” he said.
Meanwhile, Ola, Rapido and Uber have closed down their offices in Guwahati.
“We find it very difficult to communicate to the management about our problems as our office has been shut down,” said Rohan Das, who drives a four-wheeler under Ola.
“I usually take the Rapido two-wheeler service to commute to the office. However, today I had to commute in an auto-rickshaw that costs me more,” said Anjan Sarma, a city resident.