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Mumbai News Live Updates: Taxi, auto drivers in Mumbai to go on indefinite strike from Thursday seeking fare hike – The Indian Express

State industries minister Uday Samant has called a meeting with the taxi drivers’ union at Mantralay (File)

Mumbai News Today Live Updates: Over 48,000 taxi drivers and two lakh autorickshaw drivers in Mumbai will go on an indefinite strike from September 15, Thursday, seeking a hike in fares, the drivers’ union said.

Days after industrialist Cyrus Mistry and a family friend were killed in a car accident on NH-48 in Palghar district, National Highway Authority of India’s project director for the highway Suraj Singh on Sunday ruled out any design fault in the highway. He said the accident occurred because the car was speeding.

The Palghar Police said on Thursday that Dr Anahita Pandole, who was at the wheel, had applied brakes five seconds prior to the accident. According to the NHAI project director, maybe she could not manoeuvre the turn on NH-48 where the three-lane road merged into a two-lane bridge. Dr Pandole, who is undergoing treatment at the HN Reliance Foundation Hospital, is reportedly stable and under observation in the ICU.

Mumbai News Live Updates: Anahita Pandole stable, under observation in ICU; couldn’t manoeuvre turn on NH-48, says NHAI project director