Karnataka Eyes Fair Treatment For Drivers With Its Own Ola, Uber Alternative: Report

The government of Karnataka, India, is planning to launch its own ride-hailing app, similar to popular services like Ola and Uber, to address the concerns of taxi and auto-rickshaw drivers, Moneycontrol reported.

The decision follows a grievance meeting with representatives from auto, taxi, and bus unions. Transport Minister Ramalinga Reddy stated that the government is seriously considering developing an app that will serve as a viable alternative to private aggregators like Uber and Ola.

Reddy highlighted an incident where a driver presented a customer’s bill, indicating that the passenger had paid ₹800, but the driver only received ₹450, with the remaining amount going to the company. The government’s app aims to address these issues and ensure fair treatment and compensation for drivers.

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