Images: Auto rickshaw strike hits commuters in Mumbai [Photos]

Mumbaikars had to grapple with crowded buses and in some cases had to walk to the nearest suburban railway station on Monday to get to work, as supporters of one of the city’s biggest auto-rickshaw unions decided to stay off the roads demanding a fare hike.

Parag Shinde April 16, 2012 16:35:22 IST
A auto driver sits inside his auto rickshaw, during the day-long auto strikein Mumbai to protest against lower than expected hike in fares. AP
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A auto driver sits inside his auto rickshaw, during the day-long auto strikein Mumbai to protest against lower than expected hike in fares. AP
Commuters had a hard time getting to their offices in Mumbai due to the strike. Raju Shelar/ Firstpost
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Commuters had a hard time getting to their offices in Mumbai due to the strike. Raju Shelar/ Firstpost
Commuters had a hard time getting to their offices in Mumbai due to the strike. Raju Shelar/ Firstpost
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Commuters had a hard time getting to their offices in Mumbai due to the strike. Raju Shelar/ Firstpost
The BEST management deployed extra buses in view of the auto rickshaw strike. Parag Shinde/Firstpost
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The BEST management deployed extra buses in view of the auto rickshaw strike. Parag Shinde/Firstpost
Mumbaikars had to grapple with crowded buses and in some cases had to walk to the nearest suburban railway station. Parag Shinde/ Firstpost
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Mumbaikars had to grapple with crowded buses and in some cases had to walk to the nearest suburban railway station. Parag Shinde/ Firstpost
The BEST management deployed extra buses in view of the auto rickshaw strike. Parag Shinde/Firstpost
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The BEST management deployed extra buses in view of the auto rickshaw strike. Parag Shinde/Firstpost
The auto rickshaw territory ends here in Sion. On a usual day, the area is very crowded. Parag Shinde/Firstpost
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The auto rickshaw territory ends here in Sion. On a usual day, the area is very crowded. Parag Shinde/Firstpost