The drivers of auto rickshaws in Bengaluru have called for a strike today in order to voice their opposition to the city’s legalization of private bike taxi aggregators.

Around two lakh autorickshaws are expected to remain off the roads until the stroke of midnight on Monday, as stated by M Manjunath, the president of the Adarsh Auto and Taxi Drivers’ Union. In the state capital of Karnataka, the union has one of the largest memberships in the state.

Bangalore Rickshaw Drivers Protest Against Illegal Bike Taxis

Autorickshaw drivers are planning to hold a protest march from Bengaluru City Train Station to the house of Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, according to the PTI.

Starting at midnight on Sunday, we will participate in a strike that will last for a whole day. According to Manjunath, who spoke to the PTI, “Our agitation is against the unlawful operation of bike taxis operating in the city.”