Ola, Uber summoned by Delhi court over plea against excess fares

A Delhi court on Monday issued summons to app-based cab service providers, including Ola and Uber, for allegedly not adhering to rules relating to fares.

Metropolitan Magistrate Abhilash Malhotra summoned ANI Technologies Pvt Ltd which runs Ola, Uber India Systems Pvt Ltd and Serendipity Infolabs Pvt Ltd which runs ‘Taxi For Sure’ and directed their authorised representatives to appear before it on December 11.

The court order came on a complaint filed by an NGO Nyayabhoomi through its secretary Rakesh Agarwal.

“Prima facie, it is clear that excess fares have been charged by the respondent companies in violation of Motor Vehicles (MV) Act notification dated June 20, 2013 as well as City Taxi Scheme (CTS),” the court said.

“Accordingly, prima facie case for permit violation under section 192A of MV Act is made out,” the court said.

The NGO has sought recovery of a whopping Rs 91,000 crore from cab service providers for allegedly not adhering to rules relating to fares and not operating by meters.

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