Now Ola – Uber’s journey will be more expensive – the driver will have to pay 5% convenience fee on every ride.

News Desk: Internet-based vehicles like Ola Uber are in full swing in the country. In today’s time, everyone can easily book these trains through apps to reach their destination. Meanwhile, a decision of the Karnataka government has become a cause of concern for the drivers associated with cab aggregators.

On the 25th, the government ordered regional transport authorities to impose a five per cent convenience fee plus GST on app-based auto aggregators for every ride. On this, auto drivers say that this can cause harm to auto rickshaw drivers and passersby. On this, the Ola Uber Drivers and Owners Association (OUDOA) has accused the government of not properly placing the matter before the court.

Ola Uber Auto drivers believe that the currently fixed fare is not high. But it is difficult to predict how the companies will recover the convenience fee from the passengers. In such a situation, we are not able to know how the order will be followed. The Karnataka government fixed the fare of auto rickshaws. Accordingly, a minimum fee of Rs 30 will be charged. After this, a fare of Rs 15 will have to be paid on per kilometer basis.

allegations against the government

In a Moneycontrol report, UDOA chief Tanveer Pasha accused the Karnataka government of not properly presenting the case before the Karnataka High Court. Tanveer said the government should have amended the Karnataka On-Demand Transportation Technology Aggregators Rules, as there is no provision for autorickshaws. Pasha said that if the Transport Department had given correct information to the High Court, the court would have directed the government to amend the rule. The transport department also did not take the Regional Transport Authority of Bengaluru Urban district on board.

Sushil Tiwari

Sushil Tiwari is Content researcher for Sports section on

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