Reliance Telecom Venture, Jio celebrated sweet success after signing 100 million customers in 170 days. Speculations were doing the rounds that Jio will launch app based cab service next to compete with Ola and Uber. The company maintained silence over all the speculations. But when an online publication stated that Jio has already roped in 600 cars to kick start its online cab aggregator venture, Jio took to Twitter to deny the rumours.
A Reliance Spokesperson tweeted that the report is ‘Wrong and Denied.’ Another official explained that Reliance has no plans to get into unrelated diversification. Reliance has plans to get into strategic partnership with Uber. The partnership will allow Uber customers to pay fares via Jio wallet. That is all the plan Jio has, to enable Uber commuter to pay through JioMoney.
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Uber and Ola Strike Came To a Halt in North
Meanwhile the battle of Uber and Ola had finally come to end in the capital city after 13 days. The strike was called off by Sarvodaya Drivers’ Association of Delhi (SDAD). The two taxi aggregators had initiated an indefinite strike against low fares and lacking basic service provided by their employees.
SDAD vice-president Ravi Rathore said, “In the meeting, an Ola representative assured us of doing away with the DDD rule under which a penalty of Rs 500 is imposed on a driver if he refuses to ferry passenger. Besides, the company has also agreed to increase fares from the existing Rs 6 per km.”
He also quoted that if their demands aren’t fulfilled, the strike will recommence after February 27.
Commenting on the situation, Government said, “The companies assured the drivers’ union to work on their demands shortly and will give their assurance to the High Court on February 28, when it will hear the drivers’ and cab aggregators’ petitions. The Delhi Government has assured the drivers of their welfare, particularly those harassed without having been given an opportunity to be heard by the companies.”
Bangalore Cab-Aggregator Problems Restarts:
On Thursday over one lakh drivers and owner of Uber and Ola have gathered to call an indefinite strike again in Bangalore. The strike was called because of the same low fare charges and ceasing of the new cabs in the city.
It is claimed that 95% of the vehicle have stopped working in the city and took part in the strike. Rest 5% were operating without any proper information.
Karnataka Government has asked the drivers to report at Labor Court as the strike moves to the second day. Read more news