Ola Back to Business In Karnataka After Six-Months Ban By Government

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| March 24 , 2019 , 16:10 IST

Days before cab-based-app Ola issued a notice of its ban for six months by Karnataka government over violation of rules. Priyank Kharge, the minister for social welfare in the state tweeted that Ola will run their business as usual on Sunday.

Kharge in his tweet said that, “@Olacabs will run their business as usual from today. However, there is an urgent need for policies to catch-up with new technologies & also industries too should work closer with Govt to help evolve policies for innovations.”

Reportedly, the suspension notice states that Ola was required to submit its license to the RTO starting from Monday for operating illegal taxis in violation of Karnataka On Demand Transportation Technology Aggregators Rules 2016. Currently, bike taxis in Karnataka are illegal due to lack of a policy framework

According to media reports Kharge said, “I've had a meeting with the transport department. The transport officials have also met the chief secretary. It'll be resolved, it should not be a problem. There are new technologies that are being introduced."

"Policy in any part of the world, not only in Bengaluru, is always playing catch-up with technology. Innovation happens faster than policy. That is why we had suggested that any innovation that needs to be evaluated by the government, we will come up with an innovation authority which will be headed by the CM” Kharge added.

He suggested that in the coming days, the government will come with a bike taxi policy.

Kharge also mentioned, “Any innovation, as long as it is legal in the nature of its business, it should be allowed. Even the private sector should understand this and they should also come and seek the right permissions from the government saying, 'Look, we're going to pilot this in a sandbox environment and it is going to happen from such and such date and we would require permission'.

"Because at the end of the day when somebody raises concern from the public perspective, we are answerable” Kharge added.