Video: Fringe group of Ola, Uber drivers stages rail roko at Dadar station

Video: Fringe group of Ola, Uber drivers stages rail roko at Dadar station
The group protested for 5 minutes before they were escorted away (screengrab from the video)

A group of about 25-30 drivers associated with ride-hailing platforms Ola and Uber staged a rail roko protest at Dadar station in Mumbai on Tuesday morning.

According to sources, the group stepped on to the tracks and stopped trains for about five to seven minutes before they were escorted away by cops.

The protest involved sloganeering against the cab-aggregators and did not result in any untoward incident. Although services were affected for a few minutes during the protest, they returned to normalcy soon after.

The Maharashtra Rajya Rashtriya Kamgar Sangh had called yet another strike of Ola and Uber drivers on October 17 after the firms allegedly went back on their commitment of higher payouts and other demands.

The union called off the protest yesterday after meeting Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, who assured them of a comprehensive meeting between all stakeholders after the Winter Session of Assembly.

The union has claimed that it did not have anything to do with today’s protest at Dadar station.

The fringe group who staged the protest is believed to be associated with ‘Dalit Panthers’.

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