Taxi Union demands action after attack on cabbie, threatens to go on hunger strike

Union Taxi association protesting at Dabolim airport

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Taxi Union demands action after attack on cabbie, threatens to go on hunger strike

A taxi driver at airport was assaulted by an employee at the Taj India tour on Sunday

The United Taximen Association has demanded action against the person who assaulted a member or else has threatened to go on a hunger strike at Goa International Airport, Dabolim.

Around 300 members from taxi association gathered at the Dabolim airport to protest the alleged assault.

A black-and-yellow taxi driver at airport was assaulted by an employee at the Taj India tour and was admitted to Goa Medical College on Sunday, December 26.

Prasad Prabhugaonkar, president of the union said, "Injustice is being done to the black and yellow taxi drivers at Dabolim airport in various ways. Sometimes they are beaten by unlicensed drivers, sometimes they steal fares. Every time there is an attack on of the driver, we inform the airport police and wait to take an action".

He further added that the rent cars run their business illegally by parking cars in the airport area and stealing fares. Prabhugaonkar also demands action against the issue of care renters .

The SOP's of taxi drivers has lead into confusion between the union taxi association and car rentals and has resulted in conflict as Airport Authority of India (AAI) has not shared the copy of agreement. Police claimed that this in turn is leading to tussle between two groups of taxi operators.

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