Frustrated over the government's apathy towards the ongoing strike by drivers and owners of Ola and Uber cab services in Telangana, a cab owner-cum-driver on Monday attempted to immolate himself on busy Panjagutta flyover.

Seriously affected by the agitation which reached 10th day, Ramesh suddenly stopped his cab on the flyover, broke the windshield of his car with an iron rod and poured petrol on himself in an attempt to set himself ablaze. The other commuters on the flyover came out of their vehicles and stopped him.

Police reached the spot immediately and took the cabbie into custody. It may be recalled that the transport minister of Telangana State last week responded on the strike and assured that the government will take an initiative to solve the matter, but nothing came out.