Auto rickshaw strike was called off from midnight of WednesdayNews — By The Desk on May 7, 2009 at 12:29 PM
Times of India: The rickshaw strike in the city, which went on for six days, was called off from midnight of Wednesday.
The strike was withdrawn after the Regional Transport Authority (RTA) agreed to the rickshaw unions’ demand for keeping the minimum fare of Rs 10 for the first kilometre. However, their second demand of Rs 7.50 for every additional kilometre was turned down by the RTA which pointed out that this figure had been set at Rs 7 across the state.
Earlier in the day, a meeting of representatives of the rickshaw unions and the RTA, along with others, was called in Mumbai by district guardian minister Ajit Pawar.