Uber, Ola Auto Ban:Uber, Ola Auto Ban: Decision on Online App-Based Autorickshaw Services by November 25, Karnataka Government Informs High Courternment Informs High Court

By | November 21, 2022

Bangalore, Nov 21: The High Court of Karnataka was informed by the state government on Monday that a decision on the online app-based autorickshaw hailing services will be taken by November 25.

The government said the petitions of the service providers have been considered and a decision is pending. Airtel Recharge Plan Update: Price of Minimum Monthly Recharge Plan Raised by 57 Percent to Rs 155 in Haryana, Odisha; Pan-India Roll-Out Expected Soon.

The transport department had recently directed stopping of auto-hailing services as it was not covered under the Karnataka On-Demand Transportation Technology Aggregator Rules in 2016. The licenses issued were only for cab-hailing services, the department had held. The service providers had approached the High Court which had allowed them to continue the services till the government took a decision regarding licenses to be issued after speaking to all stakeholders.

The bench of Justice CM Poonacha is hearing the case. The government also requested the court not to issue orders regarding the hike in rates sought by the service providers till the decision was made by the authorities.

The rate will be decided by November 25, the court was told. The HC adjourned the hearing to November 28 after recording the submissions.

ANI Technologies Private Limited and Uber India Systems Private Limited had challenged the transport department’s decision to stop autorickshaw-hailing services before the court. Karnataka Health Minster K Sudhakar Links Mangaluru Autorickshaw Explosion to Coimbatore Blast Case; Terms It ‘Dastardly Act of Terror and Violence’,

On October 6, the authorities after a meeting issued an order stating autorickshaw and cab services available under the online apps violated the KODTTA rules and license. It was held that ‘taxi’ service was only for cars and not autorickshaws. The government had claimed before the court that app-based aggregators were charging more than the rates fixed by the authorities by levying surcharge. They had not obtained license for aggregating autorickshaws and therefore their services have been stopped.

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