Cab hailing app Uber told MediaNama that less than 0.5% of its driver base in Hyderabad ‘expressed some concerns regarding temporary incentives’, after ET published a report stating that its Hyderabad drivers accused the company of being dishonorable with regards to its incentive promises. Uber said that its teams were working to address the drivers’ concerns. Uber told MediaNama that: Over 99% of driver partners on the Uber platform are thriving as a new breed of entrepreneurs. They are very happy being able to take advantage of Uber's pioneering lead generation technology, that provides unprecedented flexibility, earning potential and the ability to be their own bosses. Less than 0.5% of our base of driver partners in Hyderabad today expressed some concerns regarding temporary incentives. Our teams are working with driver partners on an individual basis to help address any concerns. It is extremely heartening to see our driver partner community rapidly growing as a result of the overwhelming positive sentiment towards Uber which each of them is actively helping advocate to their own network of family and friends. Allegedly, according to the ET report, the per ride incentive had been reduced from Rs 225 to Rs 150 in Hyderabad. A Uber driver also said that Uber had been charging Rs 300 as device charges per week, which were deducted from the driver’s account, whether or not they logged in to the service. This was other than the 20% commission the company charged per ride. Telangana Cabs and Bus Operators’ Association…
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