Is surge pricing dependent on gender, time and battery? Ola and Uber questioned by panel

Major cab aggregators like Ola and Uber faced a parliamentary panel which asked them whether the recently seen surge in pricing depends on gender, time and battery power left in passenger’s mobile. The panel also questioned them about Chinese investment and wants more details about data collected and revenue flow in these two companies. The panel has asked for a written reply Ola and Uber.

JPC questions Ola and Uber

A Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) has quizzed app-based cab hiring services Ola and Uber about the data they collect. The Parliamentarians questioned Ola and Uber about security and transfer of data. Members of the committe said that these app based services ask for Aadhaar details of clients and pointed out that there were cases in past when data was hacked and the companies were fined. The JPC questioned the companies about how safe this critical data is in such cases and has asked for a written reply.

Ola plans to manufacture electric scooters in India

Ride-hailing platform and also one of India’s most valued internet company, Ola is now planning to manufacture electric scooters in India. Ola is now in talks with multiple state governments for 100 acres of land to start off it’s manufacturing plant. This move will pit the ride-hailing giant against TVS, Bajaj Auto and Hero MotoCorp.

Road Ministry To Uber And Ola : Calculate Fares Using Taxi Meters (NOT GPS)

The Motor Vehicles Act clearly says that they have to go by the taxi meter, as per the ministry. The government has formed a committee under Roads Secretary Sanjay Mitra to draw up guidelines for taxi aggregators. Auto and taxi operators in the Capital went on a three-day strike opposing Ola and Uber operations.