The commuters were left stranded at various places including railway stations, ISBTs, airport and metro stations as thousands of autos and taxis remained off the city's roads due to the strike called by the Joint Action Committee (JAC) of 20 auto and taxis (yellow-black) unions.

Though some auto-rickshaws and taxis were seen ferrying passengers, most of them remained off the capital's roads. Regular commuters and those visiting the city had a harrowing time. The strain on public transport system was immense.

Transport minister Satyendar Jain, who called a meeting with representatives of some auto and taxi unions to discuss their demands, claimed 17 unions have called off the strike.

But JAC member Rajendra Soni refuted Jain's claim and said they will not end the protest until their demands were met.

Soni, who is the general-secretary of Delhi Autorickshaw Sangh and Delhi Pradesh Taxi Union, said that the strike will continue on Thursday.

There were reports of protesters not allowing other taxi and auto drivers to run their vehicles on the Outer Ring Road, Kondali. They also broke windscreens of taxi and autos at some places.

The Transport Minister questioned Delhi Police's "inaction" against "BJP-supported goons". "BJP goons stopping autos and taxis from plying. BJP wants to cripple del. Active support from LG n Del policem (sic)," Kejriwal tweeted.

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