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Ola petitions Karnataka HC against State transport dept’s non-issuance of bike taxi license

Ola has petitioned the Karnataka High Court against the state Transport Department for not issuing license to operate bike taxis in the state, reports the Economic Times. This comes just a week after the state fined Ola Rs.15 lakh for operating bike taxis service. Ola's petition sought on order for a regulatory framework for the issuance of bike taxi permits, as laid out in a 2016 notification from the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. The petition also sought that all other bike taxi services be stalled until their permits are issued. According to Ola, the state transport department did not act against other bike taxi operators, but last month suspended Ola's aggregator licence for a six-month period. The state government reinstated the aggregator license after Ola agreed to pay the fine of Rs.15 lakh. The Karnataka State Transport…

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