Bhubaneswar: Commuters in the State capital were at the receiving end today as the Bhubaneswar Autorickshaw Mahasangha called for a 12-hour strike to protest the hike in the price of diesel and the cap on the subsidised LPG.
The strike was called by the Auto Mahasangha after their appeal to the Transport Department for increasing auto fare was not heeded after the recent diesel price hike.
Commuters, particularly students and office-goers were seen having a tough time making it to their destinations. They were seen preferring to take a chance of walking to their destinations than fall victim to the greed of some autorickshaw drivers.
When asked about the strike a commuter said she faced inconvenience to reach office. “One or two autorickshaws, which were available, were charging exorbitant rates,” she added.
Source: 360 NS