Two days after suspending its cab aggregator licence for operating bike-taxi services, the Karnataka government lifted the ban on ride-hailing app Ola on Sunday.
On Sunday, Karnataka social welfare minister Priyank Kharge tweeted, “Ola will run their business as usual from today.”
Ola has a licence to run a taxi-aggregation business on its app up to June 2021 in Karnataka and Bengaluru. It has agreed to pay a fine of Rs 15 lakh to the state government. When contacted, an Ola spokesperson said, “We are glad that the issue stands resolved and we regret any inconvenience caused to our driver-partners and passengers since Friday,” adding that the company will continue working with the state government to help address the challenges of mobility.