Ola and Uber have agreed to operate an Auto Service in Karnataka till the government reimburses the cost

Ola and Uber have agreed to operate an Auto Service in Karnataka till the government reimburses the  ...

On Friday, the Karnataka High Court ordered the state government to pay the fee for app-based auto-rickshaw hailing services in under 15 days.

Last week, authorities ordered internet aggregators like Uber, Rapido, and Ola to terminate their service for auto-rickshaws immediately.

If automobiles were discovered to be in violation of the order, aggregators were warned that action would be taken.

The government had claimed that auto-rickshaws would not be covered under the license issued under the Karnataka On-Demand Transportation Technology Aggregator Rules in 2016.

ANI Technologies Private Limited, which offers services via the Ola app, and Uber India Systemshad challenged this decision before the High Court in two separate statements.

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 talk to the aggregators.

The Karnataka High Court ordered the government to take into account the recommendations of all stakeholders while making a decision on the airfare in under 15 days.

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

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

After many passengers complained of being overcharged by the auto-rickshaws operating under apps likeOlaandUber.

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

The regulations require only taxi services and the transportation of a motor-cab with a seating capacity of up to six passengers, excluding the driver with a public service permit on contract.