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Drivers' Union take on cab aggregators, mull launching own App

A drivers union with members of cab aggregators Ola and Uber which had struck work last month, demanding better incentives, are mulling launch of their own App, with financial help from JDS leader H D Kumaraswamy.

"As there is still a stalemate between cab aggregators Ola and Uber and our union, some of us are mulling launching our own cab hailing app," Uber, TaxiForSure and Ola Drivers And Owners Association President Tanveer Pasha said here.

He said the idea to launch this app was mooted by former Chief Minister Kumaraswamy during their protests last month. Kumaraswamy too confirmed that he would be extending financial help for this new venture.

"Various leaders of the drivers' union showed interest in this new venture, which will be run and managed by drivers themselves. I will be extending financial help to them in their venture," he said

The protesters were demanding that the government prevail over aggregators in asking them to adhere to the provisions under the 'Karnataka On-Demand Transportation Technology Aggregators Rules, 2016.'
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