Ola and Uber have agreed to conduct an auto service in Karnataka because to the government's fixation of their prices

Ola and Uber have agreed to conduct an auto service in Karnataka because to the government's fixatio ...

The Karnataka High Court on Friday ordered the state government to pay the fee for app-based auto-rickshaw hailing services in less than 15 days.

Last week, authorities issued an order for internet aggregators like Uber, Rapido, and Ola to terminate their services for auto-rickshaws immediately.

If autos were found to be violating the order, the aggregators were warned that action would be taken.

In 2016, the government claimed that automobile-rickshaws were not covered under the license granted under the Karnataka On-Demand Transportation Technology Aggregator Rules.

In two separate petitions, ANI Technologies Private Limited, which is offering services through the Ola app, and Uber India Systemshad challenged this notion.

Justice M G S Kamal, who heard the petitions on Thursday, suggested that the authorities and the companies reach a compromise and make a common submission.

The government had agreed to chat with the aggregators.

After the day of the airfare decision, the Karnataka High Court instructed the government to take into account all stakeholders'' suggestions.

The High Court has ordered that no coercive steps against the aggregators be initiated until the price has been fixed. The hearing of the case has been adjourned.

Last week, theKarnatakagovernment sent app-based taxi companies like Ola, Uber, and Rapido to stop their illegal'' auto-rickshaw hailing services in the city with immediate effect, citing a violation of regulations.

Many passengers were dissatisfied with the auto-rickshaws that are operating under apps likeOlaandUber.

LastWednesday, the State Road Transport Authority issued a notice to the companies, in which it stated that the cab aggregators have been permitted to administer the internet-based application taxi aggregator services under theKarnatakaOn-Demand Transportation Technology Aggregators Rule-2016.

A motor-cab carrying a seating capacity of up to six passengers, excluding the driver with a public service permit on contract, is not required as per the regulations.