Ola quitely removes Ola bike icon from the app

Less than a week of piloting its bike taxis in Bengaluru, Ola is withdrawing the service. The company has taken down the bike icon on the Ola app.

Uber and Ola announced the launch of bike taxi services last week to take on the traffic-prone areas of Bengaluru and just a day after the launch were declared illegal by the Karnataka State Transport Department. The authorities also cautioned the people not to use the service. The Regional Transport authority also seized several bike taxis belonging to Uber and Ola, as they were being operated without a permit.

Uber's Bike taxi services are still active and the uberMoto icon is still present in the app for booking bike taxis, but the crackdown continues as Karnataka Government on Friday seized 62 bike taxis belonging to Uber for violating the Motor Vehicles Act and to operate without permission.

The bike taxis run by Uber and Ola are white number plated two-wheelers and they do not comply with the rules. Also the drivers don't have a badge, which is a must for commercial vehicle driver. Commercial vehicle must first make an application to the RTA (Road Transport Authority) in their respective district to start business operations, followed by which a committee including the deputy commissioner of a particular district as the chairman, RTO as the secretary and SP or DCP as the member will consider the application and deal with it according to the requirement. If a company fails to follow these rules, then it will be an illegal operation.

Via : IANS | Gadgets360

Kaiser Bey
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Ola quitely removes Ola bike icon from the app Ola quitely removes Ola bike icon from the app Reviewed by Kaiser on 3/12/2016 03:04:00 PM
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