This is the second time in four months

Hundreds of Ola drivers take to the streets claiming non-payment and loan default
news Friday, January 08, 2016 - 09:43

Over 1000 Ola drivers staged a demonstration in Bengaluru on Thursday raising a cluster of issues like banks not receiving car loan money which had been deducted by the taxi aggregator, non-payment of incentives and non-functioning apps, reported Times of India.

This is the second time in four months Ola drivers have protested against the aggregator for non-payment of incentives that were promised.

However, Ola responded saying that it was ready to discuss problems raised by the drivers and was open to negotiate.

The company allegedly raised various technical issues that were an obstacle for the drivers to their previously owned vehicles. They were also not paid the incentives for additional trips taken on New Year’s Eve, reported TOI.

Vinod, who has been with Ola for seven months, said, “The company insists we buy the vehicle through it because it has deals with automobile manufacturers and can get us cheap loans. Ola deducts Rs 800 daily for 20 days a month from my account to repay loan, but I got calls from the bank that if I don't pay Rs 60,000 in dues, my car will be seized. They also promised incentives on New Year's Eve if we took more trips. We drove 247 to earn Rs 15,000 incentive. But nothing was deposited in our accounts.”

According to the TOI report, the company allegedly shut down the app on the drivers’ phones and demanded a sum of Rs 15000 for reinstallation.

TOI quoted a driver saying, “Some 20 drivers have paid the money (for a new device) because the app wasn't working. Company executives told us our app was fake. How is it possible?”

This is an aggregation from Times of India

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