Karnataka suspended homegrown cab aggregator Ola’s licence to operate in the state for six months. After failing to comply with an order to suspend “illegal” two-wheeler taxi services in the capital Bengaluru. Ola said it would work with officials to resolve the matter.
A letter sent to Ola parent ANI Technologies Pvt. Ltd. on March 18 by the state transport department ordered the company to suspend all operations, including four-wheeler cabs, within the next three days. ET has reviewed a copy of the letter.
Transport commissioner, VP Ikkeri confirmed the development and added that if Ola violated the latest suspension order. The department would begin seizing cabs and penalising drivers attached to its platform.