Eight people injured in cab drivers fight at Mangaluru International Airport

5:47 PM, Wednesday, November 7th, 2018
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Ola-driversMangaluru: At least eight people were injured in an fight between Airport Taxi Union and Online Taxi Union at Mangaluru International Airport on Wednesday, November 7.

It is said that on Wednesday morning a online taxi driver (OLA) entered to pick passenger from the premises of Airport, at the same time Airport Taxi union members of objected him and the airport taxi drivers allegedly assaulted the driver. Meanwhile, the members of Online taxi drivers rushed in and came to the rescue of the driver.

A total of eight members from both unions namely John Abraham, Althaf, B K Imthiyaz, Wilson among others were injured.

Airport Director V V Rao said that, now only the members of Airport Taxi Association were allowed to pick up passengers from the premises of Airport so far. However, the Airport Authority has decided to allow the other taxi unions also well to pick passengers. The procedures for the same are yet to be completed, he said.

Deputy Commissioner of the district permitted to pick passengers from the premises of Airport online cab drivers informed to media.

Bajpe police rushed to the spot.


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