Ola, Uber drivers begin indefinite strike in Bengaluru; services paralysed

ola-uber-feNearly 90% of the one lakh cab drivers associated with taxi-hailing companies Ola and Uber are taking part in an indefinite strike in Bengaluru, bringing the app-based taxi services to a grinding halt in the city. The protesters demand better incentives and relaxed work hours and call for an immediate decision on stopping attachment of […]

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Ola, Uber drivers go on strike in Bangalore as talks fail; one attempts suicide

IMG-20170216-WA0007As the latest round of talks between driver representatives and cab-aggregators failed, drivers associated with taxi-hailing companies Ola and Uber have launched a fresh round of agitation in Bangalore. One of the protesters attempted suicide outside Ola office by consuming poison. He has been rushed to hospital and is being treated at the ICU at […]

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Ola, Uber services affected as drivers go on strike in Bangalore

OLA_UBER2Taxi-hailing services of Ola and Uber have been partially affected by a strike called by various unions protesting against a recent hike in driving licence and other fees by the Regional Transport Office (RTO) in addition to the flexible fare structure followed by cab aggregators and falling income of drivers associated with them. The protesters […]

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Why Ola’s capital dumping barb is silly, hypocritical and has no merit

Ola“There is an urgent need for adequate regulation to curb predatory pricing and capital dumping in the ecosystem in the interest of co-existence of all players in the ecosystem,” Pranay Jivrajka, chief operating officer of Ola, was quite vocal in his criticism of what the cab-hailing service’s ‘unnamed rival’ is doing to distort the taxi […]

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Jugnoo rolls out auto-rickshaw pooling service

AUTOTaking a cue from cab aggregators Uber and Ola, auto-rickshaw aggregator Jugnoo has launched an auto-rickshaw pooling service called Jugnoo Pool. Chandigarh-based SoCoMo Technologies Pvt. Ltd, which runs on-demand delivery services and urban transport aggregator startup Jugnoo, says the feature will go live in all the cities where its services are operational. Jugnoo is currently […]

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Jugnoo rolls out auto-rickshaw pooling service

AUTOTaking a cue from cab aggregators Uber and Ola, auto-rickshaw aggregator Jugnoo has launched an auto-rickshaw pooling service called Jugnoo Pool. Chandigarh-based SoCoMo Technologies Pvt. Ltd, which runs on-demand delivery services and urban transport aggregator startup Jugnoo, says the feature will go live in all the cities where its services are operational. Jugnoo is currently […]

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Now one can book a Meru cab through Facebook Messenger

VCCircle_Meru_CabMumbai-based radio taxi firm Meru Cab Company Pvt. Ltd has integrated its cab booking system with Facebook Messenger to provide automated cab booking facility. The integration will allow Facebook users to book cabs through key words, intelligent chatbot and conversational question-answers through Meru Messenger Bot, it said in a statement. “Simplifying our customer’s lives and […]

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Exclusive: Cab pooling startup Derbii raises seed funding

car_pooling_feCab pooling app Derbii, run by Winwincab Rides Pvt. Ltd, has raised an undisclosed amount of seed funding from Accenture managing director Anurag Chauhan. “We’ll use the new funds to improve our technology, get more users, and increase the number of cabs on the road,” Gaurav Sinsinwar, co-founder, Derbii told Techcircle.in. “We are looking at […]

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