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EV ride-hailing service provider BluSmart raises $24 million in funding

BluSmart has raised $109 million across its seed and Series A rounds to date

EV ride-hailing service provider BluSmart raises $24 million in funding
Updated On : 15 Jul 2024 | 8:33 PM IST

Uber, other apps seek govt clarity over GST liability for their business

Move comes after Karnataka AAR exempts Namma Yatri from GST, citing its role as mere intermediary between auto drivers and customers

Uber, other apps seek govt clarity over GST liability for their business
Updated On : 15 Jul 2024 | 2:43 PM IST

Ola Cabs exits Google Maps, saves Rs 100 cr by transitioning to Ola Maps

Ola Cabs' shift from Google Maps to their in-house Ola Maps has led to significant annual savings of around Rs 100 crore

Ola Cabs exits Google Maps, saves Rs 100 cr by transitioning to Ola Maps
Updated On : 06 Jul 2024 | 1:49 PM IST

Using private car as a cab can lead to insurance claim rejection

Customers should be mindful of factors that can lead to motor claim rejections and take steps to avoid them

Using private car as a cab can lead to insurance claim rejection
Updated On : 29 May 2024 | 11:23 AM IST

Bengaluru airport suspends entry fee for vehicles amid public outrage

Cabs and other commercial vehicles were subjected to an entry fee of Rs 150 for up to seven minutes, and after seven minutes, the fee would have increased to Rs 300

Bengaluru airport suspends entry fee for vehicles amid public outrage
Updated On : 21 May 2024 | 10:55 AM IST

Ola's next stop: Scaling up fintech, logistics, e-commerce businesses

The company's vision is to serve 1 billion Indians and drive sustainable growth and efficiency in the organisation

Ola's next stop: Scaling up fintech, logistics, e-commerce businesses
Updated On : 20 May 2024 | 11:36 PM IST

Electric vehicle operator BluSmart touches milestone of 7,000 EV fleet

BluSmart operates in Delhi NCR and Bangalore using car models such as Tata Tigor EV, MG ZS EV, and BYD E6

Electric vehicle operator BluSmart touches milestone of 7,000 EV fleet
Updated On : 14 Mar 2024 | 2:03 PM IST

Nasscom urges Karnataka govt to review the uniform taxi fare rules

Government of Karnataka, revised the fare structure applicable to taxis (both mobile application (app)-based and non-app-based city taxis)

Nasscom urges Karnataka govt to review the uniform taxi fare rules
Updated On : 05 Mar 2024 | 7:46 PM IST

Uber way behind Ola in India: Bhavish Aggarwal responds to Khosrowshahi

Uber chief had said Ola was foraying into other areas but Uber was focused on ride-sharing business

Uber way behind Ola in India: Bhavish Aggarwal responds to Khosrowshahi
Updated On : 26 Feb 2024 | 11:38 PM IST

After cabs, Rapido extends SaaS-based zero-commission model to auto drivers

This model is different from most of Rapido's competitors like Ola and Uber where the drivers pay a commission per ride

After cabs, Rapido extends SaaS-based zero-commission model to auto drivers
Updated On : 13 Feb 2024 | 3:42 PM IST

Will stay focused on Delhi & Bengaluru, open charging hubs for biz: Jaggi

Jaggi also won't mix the electric DNA of the company with either hybrid or any other fuel cars. But he has other plans to improve revenue

Will stay focused on Delhi & Bengaluru, open charging hubs for biz: Jaggi
Updated On : 03 Nov 2023 | 10:47 PM IST

Delhi Motor Aggregator Scheme could adversely impact gig workers: IAMAI

The Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) on Wednesday said the implementation of the Delhi Motor Vehicle Aggregator and Delivery Service Provider Scheme by the city government could adversely impact the livelihoods of countless gig workers across the national capital. The scheme was approved by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal last month. Mandatory panic buttons in taxis, integration with emergency response number '112', and phase-wise transition to electric vehicles (EV) are some of the highlights of the scheme to regulate cab aggregators and delivery service providers in the national capital. The IAMAI, a not-for-profit industry body representing the digital services industry with over 500 Indian and multinational corporations as its members, said it supports the development of the country's electric vehicle (EV) industry and recognises the importance of pragmatic policies that systematically target environmental issues. "However, it is crucial to acknowledge the presen

Delhi Motor Aggregator Scheme could adversely impact gig workers: IAMAI
Updated On : 28 Jun 2023 | 7:15 PM IST

Everest Fleet raises $20 mn to build capacity in Uber-led funding round

Firm operates in shared mobility space, is a partner to top ridesharing companies such as Uber and Ola, plans to add 10,000 EVs to existing fleet

Everest Fleet raises $20 mn to build capacity in Uber-led funding round
Updated On : 14 Jun 2023 | 2:40 PM IST

Maruti launches Alto K10 based Tour H1 for commercial segment at Rs 4.8L

Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) on Friday said it has launched a new entry-level commercial hatchback Tour H1 with price starting at Rs 4.8 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The CNG trim of the model, which is based on the latest generation of Alto K10, is tagged at Rs 5.7 lakh. The model comes equipped with 1-litre petrol engine. "The all-new Tour H1 carries on the legacy and trust built by the Alto K10 for the commercial segment," MSI Senior Executive Officer (Marketing and Sales) Shashank Srivastava said in a regulatory filing. The model comes with next-gen K 10C engine with a host of comfort, convenience, and safety features, he added. Available in both petrol and factory-fitted S-CNG options, Tour H1 offers a fuel-efficiency rating of 24.60 kilometre per litre for the petrol-fuelled version, and 34.46 kilometre per kilogramme for the S-CNG variant, MSI said.

Maruti launches Alto K10 based Tour H1 for commercial segment at Rs 4.8L
Updated On : 09 Jun 2023 | 4:47 PM IST

Uber introduces 'teen accounts' with safety features in US, Canada

With 'always-on support', parents will be able to contact the driver directly during a trip, contact Uber's support team, or report an issue on behalf of their teen

Uber introduces 'teen accounts' with safety features in US, Canada
Updated On : 18 May 2023 | 3:51 PM IST

Lyft's new CEO David Risher tackles a job requiring some heavy lifting

Even before he joined Lyft's board in 2021, David Risher had taken hundreds of trips as a passenger so he felt like he knew a lot about the ride-hailing service. But he never expected to be thrust into the driver's seat at a time when Lyft was running like a jalopy. I really was gobsmacked, Risher said during an interview with The Associated Press as he recalled being recently asked to replace Lyft co-founder Logan Green as CEO. Risher quickly shook off his initial shock and is now making an effort to reverse the San Francisco company's mounting losses and sagging stock price. Just days after taking over as CEO, Risher came up with a restructuring plan that includes laying off nearly 1,100 employees whose job losses could help him attain stock price incentives potentially worth nearly USD 1 billion. Like any mass layoff, the payroll purge will uproot the lives of those suddenly out of a job while sowing uncertainty among Lyft's remaining 3,000 employees. But Risher believes the deep

Lyft's new CEO David Risher tackles a job requiring some heavy lifting
Updated On : 02 May 2023 | 4:54 PM IST

Delhi most forgetful, phones most likely to be left behind: Uber's index

Commuters are most likely to forget their belongings in Ubers on Saturdays

Delhi most forgetful, phones most likely to be left behind: Uber's index
Updated On : 02 May 2023 | 3:51 PM IST

Uber signs pact to build cab service zones across all AAI airports

Ride-hailing app Uber has signed a pact with AAI to build its cab service zone across their airports as it sees the aviation sector as one of the key growth drivers of its business, a senior company official said. Uber India and South Asia President Prabhjeet Singh told PTI that it has recorded nearly 100 per cent year-on-year growth in Airport trips in January and February this year and one in every 10 trips on the Uber platform is an airport trip. We have signed an MOU with the Airports Authority of India (AAI) to provide Uber's service at multiple AAI airports. This is something which we believe is to truly participate in one of the fastest-growing segments of the Indian economy, which is the aviation sector. We see that we are an incredibly critical part of that growth, Singh said. Uber Zone enables the company to provide dedicated pickup and drop points, deploy technology to help the user navigate to Uber Zones and provide parking at ease to driver partners etc. He said trips

Uber signs pact to build cab service zones across all AAI airports
Updated On : 16 Apr 2023 | 10:20 PM IST

Uber redesigns app to make it intuitive to individual preferences of riders

Ride-hailing app Uber has announced a comprehensive global revamp of its app, adding a host of new features, according to a statement. Uber said the new updated app makes it easier to book rides, taking into account most preferred destinations and products for each rider. Uber's redesigned app has been made intuitive, customised to the individual preferences of each rider, offering easy access to various services, consistent experiences, and smooth flows through the booking process, it further said. Announcing the global revamp of its app, Uber said the move adds a slew of new features "to help riders go anywhere effortlessly". "Seeing how fast-paced our lives are getting, we understand the need to be able to navigate through apps in seconds," Nitish Bhushan, Director - Central Operations, Uber India and South Asia, said. Bhushan added: "We are introducing the redesigned Uber app to help our users more effortlessly navigate to ensure each rider sees an app designed for their spec

Uber redesigns app to make it intuitive to individual preferences of riders
Updated On : 23 Feb 2023 | 6:22 PM IST

TMS Ep340: RCap, ride-hailing, India Inc's fundraising, Belagavi dispute

Why are Hinduja and Torrent sparring over RCap? Is ride-hailing market ripe for disruption? What are India Inc's fundraising plans for 2023? What's the fight over Belagavi? All answers here

TMS Ep340: RCap, ride-hailing, India Inc's fundraising, Belagavi dispute
Updated On : 05 Jan 2023 | 8:00 AM IST