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PTI mangalu India
Updated: 07-11-2018 21:07 IST

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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