Mumbai-based cab service provider Meru Cabs has again filed complaints against Ola and Uber, alleging that the cab aggregators are misusing their position in the market and prompting anti-competitive practices, said Meru Cabs' CEO Nilesh Sangoi, while speaking to MediaNama. Sangoi confirmed to MediaNama that the company has filed four complaints with the Competition Commission of India (CCI), claiming that Uber and Ola are abusing their dominance in four different cities by burning vast sums of investor funds to distort the market. CCI is a regulatory body responsible for enforcing The Competition Act, 2002 and preventing practices that have an adverse effect on competition in India. The move was first reported by Reuters. Meru's concerns In its complaints, Meru Cabs has raised concerns about Japan's Softbank being a common investors for both Ola and Uber, and that investors plans to consolidate these two dominant players in the cab aggregator segment in the country, according to Reuter’s report. SoftBank plans to invest up to $10 billion in Uber. Also, SoftBank Vision Fund CEO Rajeev Misra recently told Times of India that SoftBank hopes to make peace between Uber and Ola in the country. The global agency also quotes Sangoi saying that even before there is any merger or alliance between the two through global investors, "there is already a unified monopoly.” Sangoi told Reuters that Uber and Ola have been altering driver incentives and passenger fares in tandem. However, the $10 billion Softbank-Uber deal is not part of the fresh complaint made to CCI, as…
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