Bengaluru, March 11: It has been a week that online cab aggregators Ola and Uber had launched their bike taxi initiative in Bengaluru, but by the looks of it these 'bike taxis' may soon be off the roads.
On Thursday, March 10 Ola stopped its service as there were no option of Bike taxi on their app.
The reason for withdrawing its service is still not clear but its seems that the state government was behind it and wanted to stop the illegal service. However, reports suggest that government has even advised citizens not to use the bike service.
Ramegowda, Transport comissioner exclusively told OneIndia: "They are suppose to obtain license from the Regional Transport Authority (RTA) which is headed by the deputy commissioner of concerned districts [Bengaluru: After Uber, now Ola launches bike taxi service]
We have seized all bike taxis which are operating without license in the state and we will look ahead that no such service is not running in city without licence. Proper action will be taken against those bike taxi service aggregators for illegal service in the city," he concluded.
Competing with its rival Uber, Ola also had launced a similar bike taxi service, but soon stopped their service. Uber is still plying its bike taxi service with its UberMoto app service.