We all know how badass Uber is. Not just in India, but globally they are known to flout local rules and the same is case with India.
While Ola has gotten aggressive against Uber, Meru too has joined the bandwagon against Uber.
Their (Uber) play book globally is the same: First break the law – then use billions of dollars of funding to kill the competition through unrealistic and predatory pricing to consumers and massive incentives to drivers – then if regulators react to any violation of laws, create huge social media campaigns using the consumer base created though subsidized pricing to put pressure on regulators to change the laws.
The law clearly mandates that All India Tourist Taxi Permit (AITP) cabs can’t be used for point to point service within a city. But does it matter? Uber actively encourages the drivers to buy an AITP car (to avoid local taxi regulation) and ply within city. [via]
Do you think Meru and Ola will collaborate against Uber?