Bengalureans want bike taxis back on roads

Students say that they were an affordable option Bengaluru’s commuters are unhappy over the transport department’s decision to seize bike taxis. They found them more affordable and easier to use than auto rickshaws and cabs. The Regional Transport Office (RTO) started seizing Rapido bikes and charging fines saying they are illegal under the Motor Vehicles […]

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Commuters unhappy with hike in auto fares

Most people prefer to travel by Metro or buses Commuters are unhappy over the Karnataka government’s decision to raise autorickshaw fares from December 1. Susan, a clinical psychology student, informed The Observer: “I… use autos almost every day. It is annoying that drivers charge extra. Sometimes they don’t even use the meter. The increase in fares is […]

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High cab fares leave a big hole in students’ pockets

Students not able to use cabs for daily commute By Simran Sharma Students with  limited budgets are finding it tough to hire cabs because of their high fares. Many want cab companies to give them concessions. Bhagya Nair, a biotechnology graduate from Kristu Jayanti College, informed The Observer: “Ola and Uber are most commonly used by […]

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Want AC? Cabbies say sorry, govt. has asked us not to turn it on

We’ve issued no such order: BBMP Bengaluru’s cab drivers refuse to turn the air conditioner on when asked to during rides. They cite an official order, but the government says it has issued no such directive. Sunil Awasthi, an Uber driver, informed The Observer: “The state government has forbidden us from using the AC. I ask […]

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