Ola ban: Karnataka minister comes to rescue, lifts six-month suspension
23 March 2019 6:30 PM GMT
Karnataka's social welfare minister Priyank Kharge today announced lifting the six-month ban on SoftBank-backed Ola, imposed by the transport department for its bike taxi service. Ola?s arch-rival Uber had stopped its bike taxi service UberMOTO in Bengaluru around two months after launching it in March 2016.
- Ola ban: Karnataka minister comes to rescue, lifts six-month suspension
- There is an urgent need for policies to catch-up with new technologies & also industries too should work closer with Govt to help evolve policies for innovations, said Kharge.
- Just two days after the Karnataka transport department imposed a six-month ban on SoftBank-backed ride hailing company Ola for non-compliance of licence norms with respect to its bike taxis plying in Bengaluru, the state’s social welfare minister Priyank Kharge today announced lifting the ban, giving a breather to Ola to comply with regulations.
- The department enforced ban after Ola failed to comply with the licence regulations pertaining to its bike taxis.