Mangaluru: Dakshina Kannada Online Taxi Drivers and Owners Association protested against the harassment on the app-based taxi operators in and around city. The protest rally was held from Nehru Maidan to Central Railway Station on Tuesday August 23.
Addressing the protestors, association honorary president and DYFI district vice-president B K Imthiaz said, “App-based taxi drivers are facing harassment by a few taxi and auto rickshaw drivers while carrying the passengers from railway station. A few taxi and auto drivers are harassing and intimidating online taxi service drivers in different ways. But as the administration is silent on this issue, harassment has continued. Police department and the administration should stop this kind of harassment to the online taxi drivers. Association has also filed police complaint on these issues."
“All taxis which come to the railway station to pick up passengers should be given proper protection. Proper action should be taken against those who indulge in harassing passengers and online taxi drivers. Separate online parking facilities in the railway station should be provided for online taxi drivers.” Imthiaz concluded.
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