Cab drivers protest ban on diesel taxis

Delhi-Gurugram Highway is blocked as Taxi drivers protest against the Supreme Court’s decision to ban diesel taxis in Delhi city. Traffic was thrown out-of-gear in areas around National Highway 8 this morning (May 2) as hundreds of cab drivers blocked both carriageways near the Rajokri toll booth in southwest Delhi on the key road. After extending the deadline twice, the apex court had on Saturday refused to give more time to cab operators to convert to CNG and put a ban on diesel cabs in the city from May 1. According to Delhi transport department, about 60,000 taxis are registered in the national capital of which 27,000 run on diesel. Around 2,000 diesel-run taxis had converted into CNG mode in the last two months.
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