Auto-rickshaw drivers in various parts of Maharashtra held protests on Monday to put forth their various demands. In Pune, the protests were held at Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar statue near the Pune district collector office. (HT PHOTO)

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Auto-rickshaw drivers in many components of Maharashtra held protests on Monday to set forth their different requires. In Pune, the protests ended up held at Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar statue around the Pune district collector office. (HT Photo)

PUNE Auto-rickshaw motorists in several components of Maharashtra held protests on Monday to put forth their many calls for. In Pune, the protests have been held at Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar statue close to the Pune district collector place of work.

The motorists demanded the authorities to give them their pending dues of Covid reduction fund, which was declared by the state governing administration. Aside from that, open up vehicle permits allocation, enormous EMI of insurance policies, unlawful bike taxis were the several other complications due to which the protests took spot.

“After the Covid pandemic started all the autos stopped managing and on finance firms were harassing automobile motorists to shell out the EMIs. Likewise, as a aid to the automobile motorists, cash have been been offered by the state government and nevertheless we have not yet received it. Because of to the unlawful operating of bike taxis,our small business has absent down and car drivers are suffering economically,” said Nitin Pawar ,rickshaw panchayat car union convenor.

The vehicle drivers gathered outdoors the Pune district collector workplace at around 3 pm.

“From the past two yrs, there has been barely any earnings. I had to borrow 1 lakh in the course of the pandemic to fork out EMIs and support my loved ones,” explained Kishore Mhatre an vehicle driver.

“Today (Monday), we submitted our demand from customers letter to Pune district collector. If our needs are not fulfilled, we will go on indefinite strike. Also, the open allocation of car permits require to shut, as it is impacting on the financial money of the car motorists.” added Pawar.

Pune district collector Rajesh Deshmukh reported, “Today, we had an conversation with the auto-rickshaw union leaders and comprehended their difficulties. They have submitted their need letter, appropriately, we will post it to the condition govt . Aside from that, we will operate on the challenges which are related to district administration.”

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