Conceding the demand of taxi drivers, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday announced revocation of the steep Rs.3,000 fine on taxi drivers refusing passengers and laid down a five-stage fine structure.
Delhi government on Friday granted the licence to a Chennai-based cab service provider to run radio taxis in the national capital even as the decision on extending such permits to the US-based firm Uber, Taxi For Sure and another taxi service provider is yet to be taken.
There was minimum vehicular traffic in Aizawl as Commercial Vehicle Joint Action Committee organised three-day strike from 6 am on Wednesday to protest different decisions made by the state government.
The international rental taxi chain, Uber, has flouted various legal norms which led to the alleged rape of 27-year-old finance executive by a driver, the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) claimed on Tuesday.
Taxi services are likely to be hit in the metropolis for the ninth time since August following a strike call given by labour organisation, the Centre of Indian Trade Union (CITU), demanding a fare hike and protesting against alleged police atrocities on drivers.
With over 30,000 taxis remaining off the roads on the first day of an indefinite strike called by unions, commuters in the city are bracing for another round of hardship on Friday with the trade unions calling a "total" transport strike across the state.