July 21, 2017

Blue cab owners bar Ola vehicles from rly station

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After civil court rejected their appeal, taxi owners warn that they will continue to fight their case in a higher court

The battle over parking space for taxis and autos at Pune Railway Station continued on Friday, a day after the civil court rejected the petition filed by the private blue taxi owners association. Even as the Pune railway administration installed a board announcing that Lane No. 3 at the station would be dedicated for Ola cabs to park, blue cab and auto rickshaw drivers protested strongly, alleging that this move was illegal and that they would appeal in a higher court. The situation grew tense situation as hundreds of auto and cab drivers gathered in the station’s parking area, prompting a major police bandobast by the Railway Police Force (RPF).

It all started around 11 am when railway workers, officials and RPF policemen started gathering at the parking premises inside the station. As officials attempted to […]

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