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Ola and Uber Boycotted in Guwahati, Cabs to be available only through Peindia

  by NEWSNER , 2021-07-26 09:34:02


Ola and Uber Boycotted in Guwahati, Cabs to be available only through Peindia

In December 2014, Ola entered service in Assam, while Uber began operations in August 2015, with uberGO as its first service offering. They have been an essential component of modern lives since then, making commutation and transportation easier and cheaper for the common man.

 

However, the pandemic sparked unrest among cabbies, because over 10,000 drivers lost their employment as a consequence of the lockdown, and have since been contending with the several struggles and issues while labouring for these two businesses.

 

The Guwahati Cab Drivers Union has announced that OLA and UBER cabs will no longer be an option in Guwahati as of August 1st. In a media conference on Sunday, cab drivers spoke out about the two cab businesses, OLA and UBER, and voiced their concerns to the media about their difficulties and issues with the two organizations.

 

According to sources, OLA and UBER employed a total of 16,000 drivers at one time. Peindia has already signed 6000 drivers who have withdrawn from OLA and UBER. During in the press conference, the drivers also reported that as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak, roughly 10,000 OLA and UBER cab drivers have lost their jobs.

 

Cabs through Peindia would be available in Guwahati only from August 1st, according to the All Assam Cab Workers' Association and the Guwahati Cab Drivers Union. The two companies have been boycotted by taxi drivers.

 

Furthermore, Guwahati cab drivers have stated that special facilities will be accessible to the customers in Peindia.

 

Article Reference: https://www.pratidintime.com/cabs-to-be-available-at-peindia-app-in-guwahati-from-1st-august/amp/