Ola, Rapido, Uber’s Auto declared illegal in Bangalore; to discontinue in 3 days


Bangalore: Karnataka transport department issued notice to ANI Technologies, ride-hailing platform Ola’s parent company, Uber and Rapido, saying their autos were “illegal” and asking them to discontinue their service in three days. The vehicle aggregators have been directed to submit a report.

The declaration has been done after several commuters registered complaints with the transport department over Ola and Uber charging a minimum of Rs 100 even if the distance is less than 2 Kilometers. The minimum auto fare in the city is fixed at Rs 30 for the first 2 km and Rs 15 for every kilometer thereafter.

According to the department’s notice, ride-hailing companies have to stop their auto services at the earliest, and also they can not charge passengers in taxis more than the fare prescribed by the government. The department also warned of legal action if they fail to comply with the order.

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