Ola-Uber Drivers in Bengaluru Working to Introduce Their Own App

  • Maharashtra government on Saturday chose to regulate the web-based taxi services in the state to ensure affordable travel for commuters. As per the newly drafted Maharashtra City Taxi Rules-2017, they will have to share equal responsibility for any untoward incident during a ride.
  • Big Blue Taxi Sdn Bhd chief executive officer Datuk Shamsubahrin Ismail said a memorandum of understanding on the cooperation would be signed tomorrow involving 500 taxis under the GPST initially.
  • As a clear sign of conceding defeat to the growing popularity of Uber, Grab or e-hailing services, a director of a leading taxi firm stressed that cab companies have little choice but to respond to market demands by utilising the Uber app.
  • Taxi aggregators have time and again drawn flak for refusing to shoulder any liability in case of accidents/misdemeanours, claiming that it only allows taxi drivers and customers to connect with each other. They will run on clean fuel.
  • Transport Commissioner M K Aiyappa said the department has fixed a maximum fare of Rs 14.50 for small cars and Rs 19.50 for sedans.
  • In May previous year, Shamsubahrin even launched a taxi-hailing app, said to have been developed at a cost of RM700,000, to help taxi drivers boost their income after they suffered significant losses due to competition from Uber and Grab.
  • Therefore from the above news, we can conclude that taxi aggregates are giving a tough competition to the other cab drivers.
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