The unions have declared that now they will go on a hunger strike and stage protest at the residence of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

The call for the indefinite strike was given by the Joint Action Committee which was formed by auto and taxi unions. The Committee has claimed that about 85,000 autos and 15,000 yellow-black taxis are off capital’s roads.

Meanwhile, the Delhi government has termed the strike as ‘politically-motivated’, saying banning the operation of app-based cab services does not come under its ambit and instead the Centre should do something in this regard.

Kishan Verma, president of All Delhi Auto-Taxi Transport Congress Union (ADATTCU) said the auto and taxi drivers are protesting against app-based services. "Uber and Ola don't have permit to run their taxis in Delhi, but despite that the government is allowing them to take away our livelihood," Verma said.

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