The Karnataka State Transport Department has requested app-based taxi aggregators Uber, Ola and Rapido to apply for separate licenses to operate three-wheelers in the state. The transfer comes after the service suppliers banned the operation of three wheelers on offering the service following a number of complaints of overcharging of the riders.

The transport division had held unlawful three-wheeler auto providers provided by aggregators with the requirement of a separate license to operate auto rickshaw providers in the state. The transport division additionally reiterated that if firms proceed to present autorickshaw providers with no licence, they (firms and never the driving force or passenger in the rickshaw) might be fined Rs 5,000 per car per day.

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App-based taxi aggregators want to acquire a separate license to operate three wheelers in the state

The Transport Department had dominated that the present license of app aggregator corporations is relevant solely to four-wheelers with six occupants and public service permits.

Ola and Uber confronted comparable authorized bother in Maharashtra earlier this yr. In March 2022, the Bombay High Court pulled up the 2 aggregators for offering cab providers with no legitimate licence.

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