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Friday, July 5, 2019

Karnataka’s transport authority has directed Uber and Ola to withdraw carpooling services with immediate effect.

Karnataka’s transport authority has directed Uber and Ola to withdraw carpooling services with immediate effect. The state’s transport commissioner said “action will be taken” against the cab-aggregators if they continue to offer ridesharing since it wasn’t permissible under the law. The move came after a meeting with cab drivers, who raised concerns around low earnings, women’s safety and arguments among co-passengers. This isn’t the first time Karnataka is looking to ban carpooling – a previous attempt in 2017 saw stiff opposition from transport experts.