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Indian taxi union calls 24-hour strike

07-15-2010 16:09 BJT

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Taxi drivers in India's eastern city of Kolkata have staged a strike, demanding a hike in fares.

The Bengal Taxi Association controls over 60 percent of taxis in the city. It called the strike after talks between the association and the state government failed Wednesday.

They say that recent fuel increases are bringing heavy losses, and that passenger fares need to reflect this.

The strike has caused inconvenience to many local residents, particularly office workers who rely on taxis to get to work.

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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