Will request state govt to come up with online cab corporation to

first_imgKolkata: The app-cab aggregators will have to come up with suitable solutions to address surcharge of fares and other issues during January 10 meeting which will be attended by the state government representatives.This was made clear by Madan Mitra, president of West Bengal Online Cab Operators Guild (WBOCOG) during a meeting held on Saturday. “The app-cab operators may have their own grievances but it is a fact that they are taking upper hand and harassing passengers by charging random fares for the same distance covered during trips. If there is no solution on January 10, the WBOCOG will request the state government to come up with an online cab corporation to regulate fares of the app-based cabs,” he said. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeIt has been learnt that state government representatives will be present in the meeting to listen to the demands of the operators. It may be mentioned here that app-cab aggregators under the WBOCOG has been demanding intervention of the state government for quite sometime after some drivers were suspended. The app-cab union had called a 72-hour strike on December 24 but it did not take place following the intervention of Mitra who had urged them not to disrupt services as it would have an adverse effect on the commuters. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedA meeting was held on Saturday by the West Bengal Online Cab Operators Guild in this regard. The app-cab operators have decided to ply their vehicles with black badges and flags on them for the next three days. The guild is also eager to discuss with the government a series of issues including the fare and the deduction of the commission during the next meeting. There were instances of rampage in the city by the aggregators on December 27 resulting in outright hooliganism and leading to the arrest of as many as 14 people from Kasba and Lake Town areas respectively for trying to stop app-cabs from plying on the road.last_img