Auto-rickshaw strike evokes partial response in Hyderabad

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Hyderabad, April 8 (IANS) A section of auto-rickshaws went off the roads in Greater Hyderabad and other towns in Telangana on Saturday to press for various demands.

The one-day strike called by auto-rickshaw union evoked partial response. The union leaders claim that over one lakh three-wheelers went off the roads.

The strike caused inconvenience to commuters in parts of the city and suburbs. State-owned Telangana State Road Transport Corp (TSRTC) operated additional services to minimise the inconvenience to people.

The three-wheeler operators were demanding withdrawal of hike in third party insurance premium, Road Transport Authority (RTA) fee and steps to control the operations of Uber and Ola.

The unions planned to take out a rally from All Indian Trade Union Congress (AITUC) office in Himayatnagar to Raj Bhavan but the police have denied permission.

AITUC secretary B. Venkatesham said several trade unions were supporting the strike.

–IANS

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