Uber lodges complaint against drivers union for promoting vandalism

| Updated: Feb 15, 2017 21:37 IST

New Delhi [India], Feb. 15 (ANI): Taxi aggregator Uber moved the Delhi High Court on Wednesday, alleging that drivers backed by the Sarvodaya Drivers Association, Delhi, have resorted to vandalism to persuade the management to fulfil their demands. Uber also alleged that the drivers currently on strike are not letting other cabs ply and are smashing those which are plying on the city's roads. The Delhi High Court has posted the matter for hearing on Friday. The Sarvodaya Drivers Association reached the Delhi High Court and filed a plea against Uber for hiking plying charges per kilometre, imposing waiting charges on passengers and demanding compensation for a deceased driver killed in an accident a few days ago. The association has refuted all allegations made against them, claiming that no such violence is being encouraged by them. The Ola-Uber strike entered its sixth day today with the drivers protesting against the management regarding withdrawal of incentives for them and lack of adequate insurance policies. Over the past few days, the drivers of Ola and Uber have been on strike, refusing to render services unless all their demands are met by the management. Over two lakh cars have gone off the roads since the strike was announced. Till January, an Uber driver who earned Rs. 1,700 a day was also drawing incentives worth Rs. 4,000 for that particular day. This meant the driver took home around Rs 5,700 for that day's work. However, with a complete halt on incentives, the drivers were able to take home only a day's worth of earnings, thus leading to a drop in their income. Additionally, the drivers have asked that the minimum fare should be increased from Rs. six per kilometre, which is much lower than the Rs. 16 minimum fare for air-conditioned cabs in the city. (ANI)