Responding to these charges, Sarvodaya Driver Association of Delhi (SDAD)'s lawyer denied involvement in such, stressing the protests in Jantar Mantar, New Delhi, were peaceful. The lawyer suggested peaceful negotiations between drivers and companies
to resolve the deadlock.
After hearing both sides, the court asked police to ensure safety of drivers, owners, and vehicles plying the roads peacefully. The court also said the unions had no right to make contractual demands in any manner except through peaceful dialogue and if such activities continued, people of the city would lose faith. The court then extended the relief to companies
till February 28, the next date of hearing.
Several unions had decided to go on an indefinite strike in the NCR from February 10, affecting thousands of commuters. The move follows similar protests in Hyderabad and Bengaluru, with drivers demanding "better" benefits, accident insurance, and "relaxed" hours for targets. The unions have also called for raising rates and ending ride-sharing.
On February 12, five unions decided to call off the strike. SDAD, comprising 150,000 drivers, continues to protest.