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  • Bhopal: Ola cabs remain off roads, commuters inconvenienced

    Bhopal: Commuters suffered as drivers of app-based taxi service providers Ola on Monday kept their cabs off the roads for two hours protesting against the management. The drivers were protesting the management move to induct new fleet of taxis, sidelining the old and experienced drivers. They also demanded the management to give them better incentives.

  • Maharashtra City Taxi Rules: Cost of Ola, Uber riders may shoot up by 40%

    Mumbai: If the new rule — Maharashtra City Taxi Rules 2017, were to come into force, the per day cost to consumers is likely to increase by 40 per cent and that of taxi drivers is likely to increase by 93 per cent for app-based aggregators (Ola and Uber). This was stated by a study undertaken by (Consumer Unity & Trust Society) CUTS International.

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    HD Kumaraswamy asks transport department to probe allegations against Ola, Uber

    Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy today directed the state transport department to constitute a panel to look into the allegations against app-based cab aggregators including Ola and Uber that they were paying their drivers less and engaged in ‘profiteering’. “There are allegations that the app-based cab services (Ola and Uber) pay their drivers less and are engaged in profiteering. This issue should be resolved at the earliest,” he said in a

  • Ola driver held in Bengaluru for ‘molesting’ woman passenger

    Bengaluru: A driver of ride-sharing firm Ola was arrested for allegedly molesting and forcing a woman passenger to strip in the cab on the way to the airport from home early on June 1, police said on Tuesday. “The cab driver, V. Arun, has been arrested and his car (KA 53 C 6607) seized on a complaint by the victim. He is in our custody for interrogation,” Bengaluru Additional Commissioner of Police, East,

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    Mumbai to get new cab aggregator next week

    Mumbai: Leading cab aggregators Uber and Ola are set to face tough competition in the city with the launch of cab-hailing app S3 Cabs next week, which is more driver-focused in terms of fees and over-all benefits. Promoted by city-based mid-sized logistics player Bharat Freight Group, S3 Cabs has already roped in over 700 cabbies from Ola and Uber even before the launch, Sohel Kazani, director, Sahayadri Smart Safe, which owns S3

  • Don’t discriminate on religious lines: Ola to customer who cancelled ride as the driver was Muslim

    New Delhi: Taxi aggregator Ola Cabs on Sunday urged a person not to discriminate on religious lines after the latter cancelled his ride as the driver was a Muslim. Replying to one Abhishek Verma, who is followed by some Union cabinet ministers on Twitter, the company said, “Ola, like our country, is a secular platform, and we don’t discriminate our driver partners or customers basis their caste, religion, gender or creed. We

  • Deepika, Kohli on Time’s  top 100 most influential

    New York : Ola co-founder Bhavish Aggarwal, Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone, Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and Microsoft’s Indian-born CEO Satya Nadella have been named in TIME magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world this year, an annual list of honorees that includes US President Donald Trump.

  • Ola announces “Mission: Electric”, aims to put 10,000 electric vehicles on road by 2019

    Bengaluru (Karnataka): Taxi aggregator Ola on Monday announced its “Mission: Electric”, with a commitment to place 10,000 e-rickshaws and electric auto-rickshaws in its service in the next 12 months. The company will develop “Mission: Electric” as a platform to bring one million electric vehicles (EVs) on the road by 2021.

  • Ola launches services in Melbourne

    Bengaluru: Indian cab hailing giant Ola has launched its services in Melbourne after Perth and Sydney. “Ola, one of the world’s largest ride sharing platforms, is now available in Melbourne,” the company said in a release here.

  • Ola buys public transport ticketing app Ridlr

    New Delhi : Ride hailing service Ola has acquired public transport ticketing and commuting app Ridlr for an undisclosed amount, the company said.

  • Ola, Uber revive merger talks 

    Mumbai : Taxi-hailing services Ola and Uber have once again revived talks to merge their businesses here, in a deal being brokered by Japanese investment firm Softbank that is an investor in both the companies.

  • SoftBank sets up panel to probe smear campaign

    New Delhi : SoftBank, a prominent investor in many Indian startups including Flipkart and Ola, has set up a special committee to probe into a smear campaign against the group and its high-profile former executive, Nikesh Arora.

  • Mumbai: MNS transport union calls off strike for Ola drivers, talks with Uber on

    Mumbai: After two days, the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena transport union withdrew its strike call for Ola drivers in Mumbai, after holding discussions with the company officials. They are yet to take a call on Uber drivers. “The strike is being called off with immediate effect,” confirmed an Ola spokesperson.

  • Ola and Uber drivers on indefinite strike from today over ‘falling business’

    Mumbai: The transport wing of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena has called for a strike of drivers of cab aggregators Uber and Ola starting midnight. The strike has been called by the Maharashtra Navnirman Vahtuk Sena which has claimed that several drivers are not being able to cover costs due to falling business.

  • Hike partners Ola for taxi-booking through its app

    New Delhi: Users of mobile application Hike will now be able to book Ola cabs, autos directly from their messaging app and pay through the Hike Wallet or in cash.