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Delhi Chief Minister Warns of Strict Action Against Ola, Uber

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Monday warned of “strict action” against app-based taxis, including cancellation of permits and impounding of vehicles, for charging fares more than the rates prescribed by the government. “Strict action, including permit cancellation and impounding of vehicles, will be taken against app-based taxis which charge fares more than government-prescribed rates (sic),” Kejriwal said in a tweetMonday. ... Read More »

Odd-Even Rule: Uber Temporarily Suspends Surge Pricing In Delhi

Taxi aggregator Uber has put a temporary suspension on its controversial surge pricing on the ‘first working day’ of the second implementation of the odd-even rule for cars in Delhi. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday had warned taxis against surge pricing – through which taxi aggregators like Uber and Ola raise prices to cater to higher demand. “Given the ... Read More »

Lyft Is Gaining on Uber in the US as It Spends Big for Growth

Visit many of America’s top landmarks, and amid the crowds of tourists, you’ll find hip, young people in pink, mustache T-shirts. This small army, spread across 20 of the largest US cities, has been out in full force since late last year, handing out $50 Lyft ride vouchers to anyone passing by. For those who happen to miss the street ... Read More »

Ola, Matrix Partners Explicitly Deny Stake Sale to Uber

Bengaluru-based transportation aggregator Ola and its investors Matrix Partners India have categorically denied a report that appeared in DNA on Friday, which alleged that certain investors in Ola plan to sell their stake to Uber. The news report, based on information from an unnamed source alleged that Uber was acquiring stakes of all the investors, including the founders, except SoftBank, ... Read More »

Uber, Lyft Hitting Los Angeles’ Taxi Industry Hard

Uber and Lyft are eviscerating the taxi industry in Los Angeles three years after they began operating in the city, officials say. Thanks to the ridesharing services, which enable independent drivers to offer rides via a smartphone application, “taxicab service demand indicators have dropped (total trips and dispatch trips) beginning in the second half of 2013 and increasing through 2015,” ... Read More »

Uber Offers Free Rides in Argentina Amid Crackdown

Uber redoubled efforts to launch its services in Argentina on Friday by offering five days of free rides even as authorities cracked down on the rideshare company’s operations. Police raided homes where they believed Uber to be operating out of after a court had ordered the company on Wednesday to suspend operations and launched an inquiry into whether the service ... Read More »

Ola, Uber Directed to Furnish Details of Cabs to Be Phased Out

Delhi High Court Tuesday directed Ola, Uber and the radio taxis’ association to give details, including registration numbers, of those cabs which they intend to phase out by March 31 as per the Supreme Court’s order. Justice J R Midha issued the direction to ANI Technologies Ltd, which operates app-based cabs under the name of Ola, Association of Radio Taxis ... Read More »

Uber Driver Blames App for Michigan Shooting Spree: Report

Police in Michigan say an Uber driver who carried out a shooting spree last month told investigators that the ride-sharing app forced him to commit murder, US media reported Monday. Police charged Jason Dalton, 45, with killing six people and wounding two during his rampage in the city of Kalamazoo, 150 miles (240 kilometres) west of Detroit. Dalton confessed to ... Read More »

Karnataka Government Says Seized 62 Uber Bike Taxis

The Karnataka government on Friday seized 62 two-wheeler taxis belonging to app-based cab aggregator Uber for violating the Motor Vehicles Act and continuing to operate without requisite permission. “We have seized 62 Uber bikes (two-wheeler taxis, uberMOTO) today (Friday) for operating illegally. We will take stern action against them (Uber) in accordance with the Motor Vehicles Act.,” Karnataka Transport Commissioner ... Read More »

Uber to Invest 120 Crore in Haryana to Help Create Smarter Cities

Ever since its inception in 2009, the Uber smartphone application has taken the taxi service industry by storm in several markets. It connects riders with drivers and has helped reduce the dependency of people on their own private modes of transport as it offers an affordable, convenient and safe alternative. The company’s strategy has worked so well that today, the ... Read More »