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Auto-rickshaws of Ola, Uber, Rapido will be closed in this state, know what is the matter

The department has termed auto services run by cab aggregators as ‘illegal’ under the On-Demand Transportation Technology Act 2016. Vehicle aggregators have been directed to submit a report on this.

Auto-rickshaws of Ola, Uber, Rapido will be closed in this state, know what is the matter

This step is being taken on the basis of the complaint received by the passenger to the Transport Department. A complaint has been filed against Ola and Uber that they charge at least Rs 100 even if the distance is less than two kilometers. The minimum auto fare in Bengaluru has been fixed at Rs 30 for the first 2 kms and Rs 15 for each kilometer thereafter.

Meanwhile, according to Transport Commissioner THM Kumar, the Karnataka On-Demand Transportation Technology Aggregators Rules, 2016 are in force on these platforms in the state. Under which they have been given a license to drive only taxis, which does not apply to autos.

Auto-rickshaws of Ola, Uber, Rapido will be closed in this state, know what is the matter

He told that a taxi means a motor car which does not have a capacity to seat more than six passengers except the driver. The Competition Commission of India (CCI) had also issued a warning on 9 September.

Auto-rickshaws of Ola, Uber, Rapido will be closed in this state, know what is the matter

In which it was asked to clarify how Indian cab aggregators (CAs) like Ola, Uber and Meru distribute their earnings among drivers and to formulate transparent policies.

Auto-rickshaws of Ola, Uber, Rapido will be closed in this state, know what is the matter

The department has also warned of legal action if the order is not followed. The letter said, “The aggregators are providing services of auto-rickshaws in violation of the rules. Also, it has come to the notice of the department that the customers are being charged more than the rates fixed by the government.

L Hemant Kumar, Additional Commissioner Transport & Secretary, State Transport Authority, reiterated the above saying, “They cannot drive auto rickshaws on cab-aggregator license. The aggregator rules are only for cabs. We have given them the app. Has asked to stop the auto rickshaw services and submit a report.

Auto-rickshaws of Ola, Uber, Rapido will be closed in this state, know what is the matter

On 6 October, Bengaluru South MP Tejashwi Surya highlighted the issue and asked the CM and the Transport Minister to take necessary action. In a tweet, he wrote, “Auto rickshaws are the backbone of first and last-mile connectivity in Bengaluru. We have received several complaints recently regarding technical aggregators charging Rs 100 as minimum fee against the prescribed limit of Rs 30 In this he requested the CM and the Transport Minister to take necessary action.

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