Auto-rickshaw body protests App-based auto service

Bhubaneswar: Bhubaneswar Autorickshaw Mahasangha on Thursday staged a demonstration at PMG square here protesting against App-based on-line auto services in the capital city.

The agitating members of the union took out a rally from Master Canteen Square to PMG Square demanding the closure of three online companies, which are providing App-based auto rickshaw services at cheaper price.

The members of the auto rickshaw body also demanded cancellation of the licenses of the e-companies so that they are not able to provide the service.

“We cannot provide auto rickshaw services at cheaper price because we do not have network business like the online companies. The operations of these online companies have affected our daily bread and butter,” said an agitating member of the mahasangha.

“We are opposing the operations of the online companies in the capital city. There must be some provisions for the service,” said the president of Bhubaneswar Autorickshaw Mahasangha.

“We will hold a meeting at PMG square and submit a memorandum in this regard to Police Commissioner,” he informed.