Eight people were injured in a
clash between drivers of cab aggregators and those belonging
to the airport taxi union near the Mangaluru International
Airport (MIA) here Wednesday, police said.
The clash was over Ola and Uber taxi drivers picking
up passengers from the airport which was not allowed so far.
However, the airport authority had recently initiated
a move to allow cab drivers inside the airport.
The clash occurred when a driver of a cab aggregator
tried to pick up a passenger from the airport.
Airport taxi drivers objected to it and assaulted him.
Other cab aggregator drivers rushed to the spot to
protect their colleague and in the ensuing clash, eight people
belonging to both the groups were injured, police said adding
a case had been registered.
Reacting to the incident, MIA director V V Rao said
the airport authority had taken a decision to allow taxis of
cab aggregators also into the airport, but the process was yet
to be finalised.
Drivers of app-based taxi service providers alleged
they were attacked when they went to the airport to submit a
memorandum to airport officials seeking permission to pick up
passengers from there.
They also damaged vehicles belonging to Uber and Ola,
the drivers alleged.
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