Scores of Islamabad's cabbies protest against online taxi services

They block Rawal Dam Chowk leaving vehicular traffic between Islamabad and Muree road stranded


News Desk August 20, 2017
In a file photo taxi drivers hold a protest rally in Islamabad. PHOTO: INP

Taxi drivers staged on Sunday a protest rally in Islamabad against online cab services, demanding authorities to put a ban on ride-hailing services including Uber and Careem, Express News reported.

Protesting drivers belonging to the federal capital taxi union blocked Rawal Dam Chowk which left vehicular traffic moving between Islamabad and Murree stranded.

A mob also broke the windscreen of a ride-sharing taxi and attempted to thrash the driver. However, police force at the scene thwarted the demonstrators and rescued the driver.

COMMENTS (10)

hamza | 4 years ago | Reply these taxi drivers should update and upgrade their cabs and services with modern times.
Nadeem | 4 years ago | Reply No doubt onlime taxi services are best and convient for any age person. I think taxi drivers also trust Allah ,WHO will award them good rizk.what needes to optmize fares with better services. In routime noramal taxi charging 30-40 percent more then online taxi services.
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