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Ola, Uber drivers' strike enters Day 4, auto-rickshaws fleece commuters

As the Ola and Uber drivers' strike entered day 4 on Monday, office-goers who depended on these app-based cab services had a harrowing time trying to reach their workplace in the morning.

The worst hit were those who arrived at the Delhi airport or railway station in the morning. And as a result, auto rickshaw drivers could be seen fleecing commuters and refusing to go by the metre.

A number of office-goers used the Metro services or arranged for private cabs along with their colleagues.

The strike by drivers of the two mobile-based cab aggregators entered its fourth day on Monday with no sign of its ending. Around 1.5 lakh such cabs ply in Delhi-NCR on a daily basis.

The situation could have been worse but, the kaali-peeli taxi and a section of auto-rickshaw unions pulled out of the strike on Sunday after a meeting with transport minister Satyendra Jain.

Meanwhile drivers claim their demand has seen a spike after a long time. Ola and Uber had grabbed a major chunk of their business specially after the companies introduced the share or pool service.