• Download mobile app
22 Oct 2021, Edition - 2292, Friday

Trending Now

  • 34 dead as record rains lash Uttarakhand, trigger floods
  • Melbourne welcomes vaccinated Sydney residents without quarantine
  • India reports 14,623 new #COVID19 cases, 19,446 recoveries & 197 deaths in the last 24 hrs as per Union Health Ministry

Coimbatore

Taxies off road in Ooty against Ola, Uber entry

Covai Post Network

Share

Ooty : Around 600 taxis in the Nilgiris were off the roads in this tourist town today in protest against the entry of Ola and Uber taxies.

The drivers and owners, under the banner of Nilgiris District Tourist Vehicle Owners and Drivers Association, alleged that the entry of such chain of cars would hit their livelihood hard. Since these taxies planned to operate from the district, a major tourist destination, over 600 taxis and thousands of drivers depending on them would be rendered jobless, they said.

Besides, the association also wanted the administration to levy tax on two-wheelers given on rent in the town, police said.

They staged a demonstration and raised slogans in support of their demand.

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

COIMBATORE WEATHER