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Mumbai taxi drivers go on strike


Published on Jun 23, 2010

The streets of Mumbai were quieter than usual on Tuesday, when 80,000 taxi and 10,000 auto-rickshaw drivers went on strike in a protest over fuel price hikes. The recent increase in the prices of CNG has prompted auto and taxi drivers to demand a hike in fares, according to a Times of India report. Taxi drivers are demanding that the minimum fare is raised from INR14 to INR16 (31-35 US cents), while auto-rickshaw drivers want to raise the rate from INR9 to INR15.

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