Department inspects Ola, Uber offices in Bengaluru | Bengaluru News – Times of India

BENGALURU: The state transport department inspected the offices of app-based aggregators, Ola and Uber, in the city after they reportedly failed to furnish their quarterly reports.
The inspections were carried out at Ola’s office in Koramangala and at Uber’s office in Murugeshpalya starting Friday by special teams from the department. While the two companies are yet to make any formal statement on the inspections, transport department officials maintained that they visited the premises following complaints pertaining to non-compliance to the Karnataka On-Demand Transportation Technology Aggregators Rules, 2016.
Both Ola and Uber received their licence from the department to operate taxis in the city from 2016 to 2021 and are due for renewal this year. N Shivakumar, transport commissioner, told STOI: “Both aggregators are supposed to file quarterly reports with details about the number of vehicles and the drivers attached to their fleet. In fact, we had issued a notice to both of these aggregators to comply with the rules. Our officials conducted raids to verify their documents”.
He added they have been acting on complaints from drivers about low earnings. “We also wanted to check the records of fare collected from the passengers and also the wages disbursed to the drivers. They haven’t furnished any documents. In fact, the address of these companies which was submitted during the time of obtaining license has also changed without intimation,” he said and added: “We will soon issue a show-cause notice to both firms. We will suspend their licence if they don’t comply with the rules” he said.
TOI reached out to both Ola and Uber but did not receive responses till the time of filing this story.

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