London bans Indian Taxi Ola over Safety Concerns


London Transport has banned Indian Taxi Ola over Public Safety Concerns. the Indian ride-hailing app “that it was not fit and proper to hold a private hire operator’s license, officials said. Transport for London said the firm reported a number of failings including more than 1,000 trips made by unlicensed drivers.

Ola said it will appeal the decision and has 21 days to do so. It can operate in the meantime, according to the appeal rules. The transport authority said Ola did not report the failings as soon as it knew about them. Meanwhile, its rival Uber had recently won a historic court case to get back its license.


Through our investigations we discovered that flaws in Ola’s operating model have led to the use of unlicensed drivers and vehicles in more than 1,000 passenger trips, which may have put passenger safety at risk,” Helen Chapman, TfL’s director of licensing, regulation and charging, said.

If they do appeal, Ola can continue to operate and drivers can continue to undertake bookings on behalf of Ola. We will closely scrutinise the company to ensure passengers safety is not compromised.

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