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Assam News : Ola and Uber are Shutting Down There Service in these City | Details Inside | 2YODOINDIA

Assam News : Ola and Uber are Shutting Down There Service in these City | Details Inside

Uber and Ola will be discontinue in Guwahati, Assam from 1st February 2023. This decision of closing the cab and bike services was made by All Assam Cab Mazdoor Sangha and All Guwahati Bike and taxi Union. These two associations took the decision to discontinue the services amid the continuous harassment of cab drivers by cab aggregators. 

In a press conference, the associations said that the companies providing these cab services have misleading and exploiting the drivers for a long time. 

All Assam Cab Mazdoor Sangha general secretary Jyotish Deka said in a report by The Meghalayan :

“Ola and Uber started operations in Assam in 2015. In the first year, they gave us good incentives. But in later days they started harassment of cab drivers. They started taking 40 to 60 per cent of the commission from cab drivers per trip. This is not reasonable,”. 

“They are also taking the dynamic price from us. If we pay such a commission, nothing is left for us. We work for 18-20 hours. We have to pay instalments in the banks and finance companies for loans against vehicles and maintain our family also,”. 

As per a report by Assam Tribune, around 18,000 cabs are currently operating on the roads as part of Uber and Ola cab services.

The bike taxi operator union is also shutting down the bike taxi aggregator service by Rapido from 1st February 2023.

More than 16,000 Rabido bike services will be close following the call for discontinuation. 

After all the protests, cab and bike drivers have urge the government to introduce a new app so that they can continue their services.

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Also the two local cab operators, Pei India and AM2 will continue to offer ride-hailing services. 

Maharashtra government ban the services of Rapido. 

The Bombay High Court order the bike-taxi aggregator to suspend operations in Maharashtra due to failure to disclose crucial information, including the lack of a licence to operate.

The company further agreed to halt services, including 2-wheeler passenger and parcel service and auto service.

This ban was impose until 20th January 2023.

The cab and bike services by Ola and Uber have definitely given jobs to many drivers and convenience to people.

In the past few years, many drivers have complaining about the terms and conditions laid by the company.

Drivers have to wait for their money if customers pay them through an app wallet offer by the company.

For this reason, often these cab, taxi or bike drivers request people to pay them directly in cash or on their UPI ID. 

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