Taxi and automen strike: Maha warns of suspending licences

Taxi and auto rickshaw drivers who participated in the strike yesterday in the city would face the music from the Transport Department.

Last Updated: Sep 08, 2010, 20:55 PM IST

Mumbai: Taxi and auto rickshaw drivers who participated in the strike yesterday in the city would face the music from the Transport Department.
Transport Minister Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil instructed the Transport Commissioner to take "serious" action against the auto rickshaw and taxi drivers who went on strike causing inconvenience to common man.

"I have instructed to suspend licences of the drivers who participated in the strike troubling the commuters during office hours. Even the union leaders would face legal action," Vikhe-Patil today said.

The Transport Commissioner is expected to gather data in a day and submit it to the Transport Minister for suspending the licences of the drivers.

In wake of the rising prices of essential commodities, over one lakh auto rickshaws and thousands of taxis across the city went on the nationwide strike. It was the fourth strike by the taxi and automen in past three months.

PTI