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Bengaluru cabbies float Telegram groups to coordinate their own rides: Report

Cab drivers in Bengaluru are interacting with thousands of customers on Telegram groups for bookings and rides as working conditions with aggregators deteriorate.

Drivers are looking for alternatives from aggregators to avoid harsh working conditions with impossible targets and unbeatable traffic congestions. (Reuters File Photo)
Drivers are looking for alternatives from aggregators to avoid harsh working conditions with impossible targets and unbeatable traffic congestions. (Reuters File Photo)
Published on Oct 22, 2022 01:08 PM IST

‘Cab drivers go to highway and then extort money’: Netizen tells his story

A netizen shared his ordeal with an Ola cabs booking in Bengaluru in which the driver did not enter the OTP, but asked for the ride fare mid-trip on a highway where the commuter was unable to book another ride.

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Ayush Agrawal: "There is maybe a bigger issue than cab drivers cancelling cabs and asking cash from customers that needs to be addressed." (Photo used for representative purposes only)(File Photo)
Published on Sep 13, 2022 04:53 PM IST

Cab driver robbed of vehicle on Jor Bagh Road

The 59-year-old victim — identified as Moti Lal, a resident of east Delhi’s Trilokpuri — was going to the Meherchand Market in Lodhi Colony to get his car repaired on Saturday afternoon, when the incident took place about a kilometre away from the local police station, according to officials.

A case has been registered against the suspects under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), said a senior police officer, adding that an investigation is underway. (HT File)
A case has been registered against the suspects under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), said a senior police officer, adding that an investigation is underway. (HT File)
Updated on Jul 04, 2022 04:42 AM IST

Ola cab driver arrested for molesting 15-year-old girl in Mumbai: Report

The accused has been sent to police custody till May 30, news agency ANI quoted police sub inspector Sachin Panchal as saying.

The Ola driver has been identified as 29-year-old Murari Kumar Singh, who stays in Goregaon and hails from Bihar.(File photo)
The Ola driver has been identified as 29-year-old Murari Kumar Singh, who stays in Goregaon and hails from Bihar.(File photo)
Updated on May 28, 2022 11:58 AM IST

Cab shortage in Bengaluru? Why you are seeing fewer Ola, Ubers on the road

Wondering why Uber and Ola rides get repeatedly cancelled or why you have to wait longer for rides to get accepted by drivers? This is because the number of cabs running on the streets of Bengaluru have more than halved from pre-COVID times.

India's biggest ride hailing apps Uber and Ola are facing a serious shortage in cabs that are now hitting its users too.(Reuters File Photo)
India's biggest ride hailing apps Uber and Ola are facing a serious shortage in cabs that are now hitting its users too.(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on May 03, 2022 04:48 PM IST
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