“The government has been pussy-footing on this for months . It typifies their solutions for problems – delay justice”
Vice-president of the association, Ravindra Vengurlekar said the main demands include halting operations of all illegal private rental cars and other vehicles which are eating into the business of their members and also suspension of the decision making it mandatory to install meters from April 1.
The taxi union body alleged that the authorities failed to crack down on illegal rental vehicles and as such private cars are given on rent. Even the motorcycle pilots are feeling the heat of private two-wheelers given on rent.
The transport department had issued a notification in December making it mandatory to install meters from April 1. Subsequently, the association sought a clarification from the transport department, to which they are yet to get a response.
“Unless all issues, including the amount of subsidies, are put to rest, we will not install meters,” Vengurlekar said.