Cab operator alleged that the Uber management was using technology to shortchange the drivers.

Telangana cab drivers allegedly beaten up by Uber bouncers on asking for incentive PTI/Image for representation
news News Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 09:14

Cab operators in Telangana alleged that two drivers were attacked and beaten up by Uber bouncers at their office in Madhapur on Wednesday.

The allegations were made by the Telangana State Cabs and Bus Operators Association (TSCBOA) and the Telangana State Cab Owners and Drivers Association (TSCODA). 

A 55-year-old cab driver, Satyaprasad was allegedly beaten up brutally when he went to claim his incentive in Uber office and suffered a fracture in his hand. Another driver, Raji Reddy, was also beaten up when he asked for the same.

 â€śSatyaprasad gets the weekly incentive on every Tuesday. However, this week his account was showing 'zero'. He went to the Uber office today to enquire about it. But he was denied entry and beaten up by the bouncers.” alleged Syed Nizamuddin, President, TSCBOA.

The Deccan Chronicle reports that based on the complaint lodged by the victims, the Madhapur police have registered a case against the Uber management.

Syed Nizamuddin alleged that the Uber management was using technology to shortchange the drivers. 

He said drivers were told that if they waited at the airport for 60 minutes, they would be given incentives, even if they don’t get a booking. However, the App-based phones of the drivers get restarted and refreshed exactly after 59 minutes which means the drivers are forced to wait for another hour to get a booking or incentive. This amounted to cheating, he alleged. 

 

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