Hyderabad: Ola and Uber taxis are vanishing fast from the roads of Hyderabad. There had been round 1,20,000 taxis of those two firms plying in twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad previously. But their quantity got here right down to 40,000 now. Similarly, the variety of autos plying between city and airport has decreased drastically.
According to Taxi Drivers Association officers, the scenario of taxi drivers is extraordinarily dangerous. There isn’t any enchancment of their situation for the reason that coronavirus lockdown. Their monetary scenario is deteriorating with every passing day. Thousands of drivers had been unable to pay instalments of their taxis to the banks. After the unlock when the scenario was began to enhance the flood got here affecting 5,000 taxi drivers as water broken their autos.
After the flood, the banks began impounding the autos on account of which many drivers began plying their taxis throughout the night time to earn their livelihood. The authorities was knowledgeable in regards to the difficulties confronted by these drivers. However, the Government had not introduced any reduction for them
According to drivers, the IT firms had been the most important sources of their incomes in twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. But the scenario which developed after the coronavirus lockdown doesn’t give any hope that the issues could be regular quickly. On the opposite, a brand new tradition of ‘Work from Home’ is being promoted in IT sector which is prone to persist for at the least one other 12 months. In this case, the taxi drivers in addition to its homeowners are going through excessive monetary difficulties. Same is the case of Uber and Ola drivers.