Ola Cabs Back on Roads in Karnataka, Two Days After Ban Order

The Karnataka government Sunday allowed cab aggregator Ola to Restart its service That Was suspended two days back for Jogging Bicycle Flights Without Consent.

“Ola Cabs will run their business as usual out of today. However there’s an urgent need for policies to catch-up with new technology & also industries too should work closer with Govt to help establish policies for inventions,” Karnataka Social Welfare Minister Priyank Kharge said in a tweet.

“This rate of resolution is much valued and augurs well for the new India! Great to see younger ministers shedding the manners of their older ones and promoting innovation and speed,” Matrix Partners India Founder and Managing Director Avnish Bajaj said.

The Karnataka transportation department had on Friday suspended the licence of cab aggregator Ola for six months, saying it was running bike taxis without permission.

“As Ani Technologies Pvt Ltd (Ola Cabs), Bangalore, has broken the Karnataka On-demand Transport Technology Aggregators Rules, 2016, and at the background of the report filed by the Deputy Transport Commissioner and senior Regional Transport Officer, Bangalore (South), the aggregator licence issued to it till June 19, 2021 was suspended for 6 weeks under the rules,” the order dated March 18’d stated.

Ola in response to the order had said it’s a law-abiding company that has worked with the government to develop livelihood, improve mobility, and empower a new technology market. Noting the Karnataka On-demand Transport Technology Aggregators Rules, 2016, has come into effect from April 2016, the department had stated the licence issued to Ola Cabs under rules was only for app-based cab service (motor cabs), rather than for bike taxi services.

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