The Karnataka transport department has issued notice to App-based cab aggregator Ola for violating its license conditions in Bengaluru and the licence has been suspended for a period of six months. Regional Transport Office has directed to cease all its operations with immediate effect for operating two-wheeler taxis in violation of existing provisions of the act.
Under the licence, only app-based taxi services were permitted and there was no permission for bike taxis,” the transport department said in its notice to Ola on 18 March.
The Cab companies are in touch with the state officials and looking forward to the state’s cooperation to develop a legal framework and to start services soon.
This notification is unfortunate, and we look forward to an opportunity to address these concerns directly with state officials to find a solution for our driver-partners and millions of Ola users in Karnataka,” the company added.