K’taka Minister announces lifting of ban on Ola, for this reason

Days after a ban on Ola was announced, Karnataka’s Minister for Social Welfare Priyank Kharge announced the lifting of ban.

He took to Twitter to announce that the ban imposed on ride-hailing company Ola.

In his tweet, the minister said that Ola has been allowed to do ‘business as usual’.

On Friday, March 18, the Regional Transport Department had issued a notice to ANI Technologies, Ola’s parent company, asking it to suspend its app-based cab services in the city.

The RTO issued a notice banning the company for running bike taxis in the city which the transport department found illegal as the state has no policy framework.

Karnataka government’s transport department suspended aggregator license of Ola Cabs for a period of six months, starting March 18.

Ola termed the suspension of its license “unfortunate” saying that it halted “bike taxi experiment” weeks ago.

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