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Updated: Zoomcar & Myles advise caution after Ladakh taxi union revolts against self-drive rental cars

Myles, the self drive car company division under Carzonrent, wrote to us: It is very unfortunate to learn about such incidents of vandalism. However, MYLES have not reported any such incidents relating to our car and our services have not been derailed. As a practice, we are pre-informing about the situation to every Myler (our customers) who is planning a trip to Leh and Ladakh and are advising them to use local transport for commuting inside Leh and Ladakh. We have a standard policy in the case of damage and accident which and is neutral across all travel destination. Also all our cars come insured. Yesterday: Self drive car company Zoomcar has advised its users to exercise caution if they’re planning to or travelling to Ladakh. Travel blogger Dheeraj Sharma writes on his website DevilOnWheels that the taxi union of Leh-Ladakh has issued warnings against going into and out of the region in a self drive car. The rule, which the site claims that taxi union has forced since 16 June, states that people cannot take any rented self drive car to Nubra Valley, Pangong Tog and Tso Moriri. The unions allege that big business houses are ‘exploiting the tourism potential of Ladakh’ by engaging in ‘malpractices such as private hired vehicles, self drive vehicles and motorbikes for commercial purposes’. They write about sustainable development and the exploitation of tribals. Find the entire notice here, sourced from Team BHP. Zoomcar displays this for users travelling to Ladakh on its website: Advisory: Seemingly…

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