Karnataka Transport Dept Bans Ola, Uber, Rapido Auto-Rickshaw Services
Ola, Uber and Rapido have been barred from providing auto-rickshaw services in Bengaluru. The Karnataka Transport Department, issued a notice to 3 companies, asking to stop their rickshaw operations within three days. The decision came after commuters complained about the companies overcharging them even for short distances like 2-km, costing Rs 100. However, the cab services of Ola, Uber and Rapido will continue as usual, and ban is for… read-more
Tags: Ola, Uber, Rapido, Karnataka Transport Dept, Bengaluru(241), Auto-Rickshaw Banned
Uber Drivers To Get Fare & Location Details Before Accepting Trips, Says CEO
Uber will soon announce an upfront for drivers to accept trips, with prior information about fare and location while accepting the trip. On July 30, CEO Dara Khoswoshahi said the new upfront fares and trip accepting screen will make it easy for drivers, letting them decide if distance and fare are worth their trips. The new screen will inform drivers how much they will earn and where they will go… read-more
Tags: Uber, CEO Dara Khoswoshahi, Uber Upfront, New Screen, Accepting Trips
Courtesy: Deccan Herald
Ola & Uber Refute Reports Of Possible Merger
Ola CEO and founder Bhavish Aggarwal denied a report that Ola and Uber were discussing a possible merger on July 30. The Indian taxi aggregator Ola and Uber Technologies are reportedly discussing a merger, according to a report in the … read-more
Tags: Ola, Uber, Merger, Report, False News
Courtesy: Free Press Journal
Ola, Uber Fare To Rise Amid Fuel Price Hike In Metro Cities
In cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, and Kolkata, the fares of Ola, Uber, and private taxis will be increased. The decision was in view of the rising fuel prices which have crossed the Rs 100 mark in the aforementioned cities. Head of Operations, Uber, Nitish Bhushan said, in Kolkata, Delhi-NCR fares are up by 12%, and in Mumbai, Hyderabad they increased 15%. Besides, Ola also announced hike in prices.
Tags: Ola, Uber, fare hike, fuel prices, Metro Cities
Courtesy: The Economic Times
Uber Rides To Have Increased Fare By 15% In Mumbai
In Maharashtra's Mumbai, Uber cab services increased their fare by 15%, amid the rising prices of fuels, petrol, and diesel. The new hiked rates will be in effect from April 1. The company released a statement, "To help drivers from the impact of the spike in fuel prices, Uber is raising trip fares in Mumbai by 15 percent." In addition, now drivers will not turn off AC for customers.
Tags: Uber, cab services, 15% Hike, Mumbai, Fuel Rates
Ola, Uber Apply For Aggregator License Under New Policy: RTO Official
Ola, Uber and six other companies applied for aggregator license to the Regional Transport Offices (RTOs) in Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR). The application came at a time when the Bombay HC directed all the aggregators to apply for a valid license, as majority of them are continuing operation without licenses. However, the applications of all the companies have been rejected due to logistic reasons, under new Aggregators Policy.
Tags: Ola, Uber, Aggregator License, RTO, Mumbai
Second Year MTech Student Gets Job Offer Of Rs 2.05 Crore From Uber
Rohit Negi, a farmer's son with monthly expenses less than Rs 10,000 received a job offer from Uber. Negi is pursuing MTech at IIT Guwahati and is in the second year now and has been hired as a software engineer with CTC Rs 2.05 crore. The 22-year-old's basic salary is Rs 96 lakh. He said it is an "out of the world feeling for his family", reported DailyO.
Tags: IIT Guwahati, Uber, Software Engineer, Human Interest, students
Courtesy: India Times
Uber Eats Driver Throws Food In Bushes As Woman Gives Wrong Address
Jeanette Eriksson-Gray (39) had ordered Happy Meals from McDonald's via Uber Eats. Reportedly, she entered the wrong address while ordering, and requested the driver to deliver to the changed address. Unfortunately, the driver denied her request and threw the food in the bushes. However, she got a refund for the order, but she does not plan to order from the app further as the incident made her "really upset".
Tags: Uber, bizzare story, McDonald's, Online Order, food
Courtesy: Times Now News
Maryland’s Uber Driver Wins $1,00,000 Lottery
An Uber driver from Maryland in the USA won a lottery of $1,00,000 (Rs 74 lakhs). The 69-year-old first bought a scratch-off ticket, through which he earned $10. Following which, he bought a bigger lottery scratch card, amounting $1000. Later, when he scratched this ticket, he had won $1,00,000 lottery amount. Reportedly, he has completed 24,000 rides as an Uber driver in five years. … read-more
Tags: lottery ticket, Uber, USA, Maryland, World news
Courtesy: India Times
Russia's 'Yandex' Corporation To Buy Out Uber Shares Worth $1 Billion
Russian-Dutch domiciled multinational corporation 'Yandex' will reportedly buy out the shares of American Technology company "Uber" for nearly $1 billion. The deal was announced on August 31 after which it enabled 'Yandex' to gain full control over companies like Yandex.Eats, Yandex.Lavka, Yandex.Delivery, and Yandex Self-Driving group. "Since we started our partnership with Uber in 2018... the entire Yandex ecosystem,” said Tigran… read-more
Tags: Uber, Shares, buy, Company