Uber’s cat and mouse game with the Bangalore Traffic authorities just refuses to end. One thought that Uber had one-upped the competition by branding itself as a ridesharing service in order to let its bike taxis run, but it turns out that Bangalore’s traffic cops have other plans – in a fresh round of activity, the Bangalore police has seized at least 15 bikes belonging to Uber.
Ola cabs, India’s leading commutech company is doing something heartening to help the community. In the wake of the tragic flyover collapse accident in the city that has killed over 10 people and has left many hundreds injured and stranded, Ola has offered to help in its own capacity. The company is offering free rides to people commuting on the affected route.
Uber has been accused of defacing freshly painted pillars in Bangalore with its promotional posters. Overnight, the under flyover pillars that were cleaned up and painted on by scores of anonymous activists working with an anonymous citizen activist group Ugly Indian have been defaced with Uber’s promotional posters
There’s no love lost between Ola and Uber. Both companies are fiercely competing for a share of India’s lucrative cab hailing market, and have been engaging in price wars, advertising and the occasional jibe to get a leg up over the other. But if Uber is to be believed, things have just got a lot more serious.