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Karnataka puts Ola and Uber on notice for violating fare rules

Karnataka's transport department has issued notices to the app-based based cab companies Ola and Uber for allegedly violating state rule against charging time-based fares, reports The Times of India. The state had issued fixed fares for cab aggregators early this year and had barred them from charging fares based on the duration of the ride. Ola and Uber apparently did not implement the rules and are continuing to charge average of Re 1 per minute to the riders. According to the publication, the state's transport department has issued notices under Rule 11 (a) of The Karnataka On-demand Transportation Technology Aggregators Rules, 2016 (pdf), which gives the authority the power of banning/suspending the licence of companies failing to comply with the rules. The report adds that the notice reads that,  “no fare shall be collected on the basis of time...Only fares which will be notified by the…

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