Drivers for Uber and Ola started an indefinite strike across India

The strike began at midnight on Sunday.

Drivers for app-based cab aggregators Uber and Ola started an indefinite strike across India on Monday, demanding extra pay as a surge in the number of cabs on the two platforms, coupled with cutbacks in incentive payments, have stung drivers.

The strike, which began at midnight on Sunday, centered on the financial center of Mumbai and was called by political party Maharashtra Navnirman Sena’s transport union, reports Reuters.

Drivers in other cities like the capital New Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, and Pune among others would also take part, party leaders said over the weekend.

“Drivers are in huge debt, but the firms are favoring those driving company-owned vehicles,” Sanjay Naik, president of the MNS transport wing told a press conference on Saturday.

Drivers were making a fraction of what was promised to them when they partnered with the companies, he added.

Uber was not immediately reachable for comment, while Ola’s spokesman said it was too early in the day to measure the impact of the strike. Several commuters complained of long waits and surge fares due to a dearth of cabs on the road.

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