Ride-hailing platforms Ola and Uber saw disruption in their services in Delhi and Mumbai. The drivers participated in a strike protesting falling income and incentives.
Between 50-80% of cabs in the two cities remained off the roads on Monday. The strike is expected to continue indefinitely in Mumbai, as per the associations involved.
“An Ola or Uber driver is now earning only Rs 4.30 per km compared with Rs 15-20 per km a few years ago. Driver incentives have also fallen by 80% since 2016,” said Anand Kunte, advisor to the Maharashtra Rajya Rashtriya Kamgar Sangh, which called for an indefinite strike by Uber and Ola drivers in Maharashtra.
According to the reports, incentives for drivers have dropped to 15% of the gross booking value, from about 24% last year and 60% in 2016. According to some industry members, while several Uber and Ola drivers were willing to ply on Monday, some were stopped by union members.