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Mangaluru: Disgruntled drivers lock up Ola office at Manasa Towers

Mangaluru: Disgruntled drivers lock up Ola office at Manasa Towers


Mangalore Today News Network

Mangaluru, Oct 31, 2015 : : The office of the Ola Online Taxi Service located at Manasa Towers, MG Road in the city  was locked up by protesting drivers affiliated to the Online Taxi Owners and Drivers Association on October 30, Friday opposing the hike in rates by the firm. Over 40 office bearers and members of the Association  participated in the protest.


Ola office

 

Ola office

 

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Ola office


According the protestors, Ola   has revised  its rates which stands at Rs 49 per every 2 km per trip, out  of which the driver has to pay 15 per cent as Commission to Ola.  They also pointed out that as per the three year agreement signed upon earlier, Ola had agreed to pay Rs 32,000 for  3000 kms  in case of mini taxis and Rs 8 per km in case the  distance covered exceeded 3000 kms. Ola had even promised  Rs 36000 for  3000 kms in case of sedan cars and Rs 9 per km if the distance covered exceeded 3000 kms.

The Association states that the revised rates were in no way beneficial to the drivers and was only incurring losses to them.

 Sadique Kannur, General Secretary of the Association said they decided to lock up the Ola office as the company representative Suraj Karkera who assured  to  meet the drivers on Friday after a meeting in Bengaluru was not at office and was also not reachable on his cell phone.


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