Delhi transport department has given its approval for an increase in auto-rickshaw and taxi charges of Rs 1.50 and Rs 15 respectively. The proposal is currently being considered for final approval by the Cabinet. The starting meter cost in autos will be increased to Rs 30, and each kilometer will be charged at Rs 11. Meter costs for AC taxis would rise to Rs 40, while non-AC taxis will rise to Rs 17.
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Auto, taxi, cab drivers' associations after having a one-day strike against the increased fuel prices, called it off on April 19. However, they "warned" the centre that if their demands weren't met in the next 20-25 days, they would cut the food supply of Delhi, which includes trucks, vans and those that transport the essentials into Delhi. The protestors. They also demanded for a subsidised fuel prices for the drivers.
Arrival, an electric vehicle company, unveiled its first prototype of a passenger vehicle amid the concern of air pollution in the world. The prototype shows a wide windshield, plenty of space for a driver, and large windows. The testing will be started from 2022 onwards, as per Zee News. Reportedly, Uber is also helping the company to develop an efficient EV with the support of its cab drivers.
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A San Francisco-based woman named Lisa Irving has sued Uber for $1.1Mn for denying her ride and discriminating for her disability. Irving, a blind woman who uses guide dog, was denied ride by the drivers while commuting to work. Bullied and verbally abused, Irving’s ride was deliberately cancelled by two drivers. After receiving no response from the company, Irving sued Uber, accusing them of discriminating her on 14 occasions.
The Bangalore airport cab drivers' demand for ‘One Airport, One Fare’ has surfaced again after the suicide of a 34-year-old Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation driver. Reportedly, the pandemic-stricken cab drivers have been facing the double flak of increased fuel prices and over 50% slashed footfall at the Kempegowda International Airport. The drivers claimed that due to high KSTDC fares, the passengers prefer cheaper options of… read-more
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Citing that its app was not "fit and proper", authorities of London city have cancelled the operating licence of Ola. Transport for London (TfL) said that Ola did not adhere to the public safety regulations. Reportedly, TfL found Ola drivers without licence undertaking over 1000 passenger trips. However, it added that Ola can appeal against the decision in 21 days. The Bengaluru-based Ola began operations in London from February 2020.
Courtesy: Economic Times