Exclusive: Uber to take on Ola Shuttle soon with bus, van ride-sharing

Uber_big_feNotwithstanding its constant denial, Uber is moving fast on introducing ride-sharing on vans and buses in India, with a likely launch of the service within three months, according to two persons in the industry briefed on the matter. San Francisco-based Uber, the world’s most valued startup, is thus opening another front in its direct battle […]

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Uber takes on Karnataka govt, says UberPOOL legal

UBER007In the ongoing tussle with the Karnataka state transport department, cab aggregator Uber has defended its ride-sharing service UberPOOL, saying it is legal under the current regulatory framework. On Monday, the state transport department instructed Uber and its rival Ola to halt their ride-sharing services before Friday, terming them illegal. To counter this, US-based Uber […]

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Karnataka government asks Ola, Uber to stop ride-sharing services from Friday

Ola, UberThe Karnataka transport department has instructed cab aggregators Ola and Uber to halt their ride-sharing services Ola Share and UberPOOL before Friday, terming them illegal. Following a two-hour-long meeting on Monday with officials from Ola and Uber as well as driver representatives, state transport commissioner M K Aiyappa said the department explained the legal aspects […]

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Ola, Uber set for another policy battle as Karnataka says ride-sharing illegal

For-Ola-Uber-Illegal-Ride-sharing-Story_ThinkstockPhotos-85451628A senior Karnataka government official has termed as illegal the ride-sharing services that Ola and Uber offer to consumers, imposing a fresh regulatory hurdle for the two app-based cab aggregators. State Transport Commissioner MK Aiyappa was quoted as saying in media reports that the government would initiate action against ride sharing services such as Ola […]

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Uber India to focus on ride-sharing, localisation in 2017

For-Uber-Story_Shah-JunaidRide-sharing and localisation (tweaking the product according to local priorities) will be the top trends shaping India’s cab-aggregation space this year, Uber India’s strategy head Prabhjeet Singh told TechCircle. “Ride-sharing is the future of urban mobility…It enables more than one person to share a commercial car or private vehicle, which is utilised less than 5% […]

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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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