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Ola, Uber cab aggregators to face action if autorickshaw services not dropped by Monday: Karnataka

source:xsntime:2023-11-30 20:03:41

As taxi aggregators, including Ola and Uber, haven't stopped autorickshaw services under its domain, the Karnataka government has said that the enforcement will start from Monday.

Ola, Uber cab aggregators to face action if autorickshaw services not dropped by Monday: Karnataka

On Thursday, the state government issued a notice to Ola, Uber and other taxi aggregators for violating the Karnataka On-demand Transportation Technology Aggregators Rule 2016 by illegally operating autorickshaws and overcharging customers. However, the cab aggregators have shown no sign of falling in line with the government order.

Ola, Uber cab aggregators to face action if autorickshaw services not dropped by Monday: Karnataka

"We had given them three days to stop their services. We also had asked them in our notice to furnish details if they have any for us in this duration. They have not responded yet. So, the enforcement will start from tomorrow," a senior transport department official told PTI.

Ola, Uber cab aggregators to face action if autorickshaw services not dropped by Monday: Karnataka

On Sunday as well, the autorickshaw services were operating and the charges remained exorbitant compared to the meter-based regular charges. An autorickshaw driver Manjunath, who is associated with a cab aggregator firm, said he would like to see the government taking action.

"We had seen a similar notice served to the cab aggregators just before the elections but no action was taken again. Now once again when the assembly elections are nearing, similar notice has been served. I want to see the government taking action," he said.

(With inputs from PTI)

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