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Uber falls in line; receives license to ply on Karnataka's roads

Uber meets minimum norms of equipping 100 cabs with digital meters, panic buttons and taxi permits

Alnoor Peermohamed  |  Bengaluru 

Uber has finally received a license from the department of transport of the State of Karnataka to ply on the roads of cities such as Bengaluru and Mysuru, months after a case in the high court ruled that the state found it within its powers to regulate taxi aggregators. The San Francisco-based firm received its license on December 31, nearly six months after rival Ola was granted a license by the state. Uber adhered to the minimum criteria of equipping 100 cabs with digital fare meters, panic buttons and state taxi permits. "On Saturday, December 31, we received the Karnataka ...

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First Published: Fri, January 13 2017. 16:15 IST
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