Maharashtra govt plans to fine Ola, Uber drivers for cancelling rides

A Maharashtra government panel suggests penalties for ride-hailing drivers like Uber and Ola for cancellations.

The panel suggested fines of Rs 50 to Rs 75, reimbursing affected passengers.

The panel proposes a 20-minute pickup window for cabs and penalties for late arrivals, aiming to improve service quality.

Aggregator taxis could face removal from the list by regional transport authorities if found negligent.

During peak times, wait times for ride-hailing services like Uber and Ola have increased by 6 to 10 minutes.