Ola Stripped Of Its London License Over Safety Concerns

The India-based taxi company has reportedly violated London’s license regime, including allowing at least 1000 unauthorized rides by unlicensed drivers and vehicles

Raghav N

October 5, 2020

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The Public Transport Authority of London has stripped global cab-service Ola of its company operating license over safety concerns. In a statement, a Transport For London (TFL) official said that the taxi app was not fit to get its driving authorization as several breaches by the Bengaluru-based organization were noted by the TFL.

Ola started operating in London in February this year. However, the authorities claim that the ride-hailing business compromised on passengers’ safety with unlicensed drivers and vehicles making at least 1000 trips. Further, the transport giant also failed to notify the TFL despite being aware of the violations.

A 21-day period has been given to the organization to appeal against this charge, during which it can continue to operate its services.

Meanwhile, its rival Uber won a bid to restore its London operating license that was taken away over safety concerns, after a judge ruled that the company was a fit and proper operator, despite previous failings.

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