Mumbai: Rickshaw strike off after CM Devendra Fadnavis looks into union demands

  • | Wednesday | 10th July, 2019

The autorickshaw union called off the strike after a 'five-pointer' list of demands was discussed by the Maharashtra government at a meeting between CM Devendra Fadnavis and union leader Shashank Rao. The Autorickshaw Chalak Malak Sanghatana Sanyuckta Kruti Samiti (ACMSSKS) led by Shashank Rao had demanded welfare schemes for drivers apart from fare hike as per Hakim Committee. The unity of the rickshaw drivers has ensured a victory," said Shashank Rao, president, ACMSSKS. Shashank Rao said Fadnavis had also promised to positively consider the report of the committee which considered the determination of auto and rickshaw tariffs under former bureaucrat PMA Hakeem. A senior state government official said, "There is a slim chance that the government will approve a fare hike when the Assembly elections are just months away.

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