Bengaluru police forbids Ola, Uber from using alternate routes to airport

Prasad Deepak
Bengaluru: The Bengaluru police on Friday issued an advisory to all cab aggregators to forbid their drivers from taking alternate routes to the Kempegowda International Airport between 7 pm and 7 am.

The advisory came after a 32-year-old lady was forced to get off from an Ola cab on Monday as the driver denied heeding her request to take the tolled Ballari road. The lady was on the way to her Indiranagar home from the Kempegowda International Airport when she realized that the cabbie had taken the route through Begur Road instead of NH-44.

He denied to turn around even when the woman, who is a senior manager with a software company, asked him to turn around and said that he was only following the map. She was then asked to get off around 3.30 am on a deserted road after she pressed the emergency button on the Ola app.

"I was warned of the kolkata lady who was murdered around the same time on July 31," she was quoted by Times of india as saying. The ola cab aggregator, however, did little to help the lady when she attempted to reach out to a supervisor. Lady is said to have been put on hold after which the caller just hung up.

Find Out More:

Related Articles: