US-based Uber Tuesday met Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in Bengaluru and discussed several issues, including Karnataka’s latest regulations on cab aggregators. “Had a great conversation with Smt @nsitharaman on how Uber can be a part of #NammaBengaluru’s urban mobility story,” Uber Bangalore said in a tweet. Also Read - Uber cab service resumed in 31 cities in India with new Lockdown 4.0 guidelinesAlso Read - Uber launches 'Uber Connect' package delivery service to rival Dunzo and Swiggy Genie
While the details of the meeting were not available, sources said Karnataka’s latest norms for cab aggregators that were notified in April were discussed. Also Read - Uber to operate 'Essential' cab service to hospitals and pharmacy stores in 4 cities
The company has raised concerns over the norms. Uber GM (South) Bhavik Rathod met the minister and discussed urban mobility solutions in Bengaluru and Uber’s role in it, they added.
According to reports, the transport authorities of the city had said that many aggregator companies have not obtained licensed from authorities and violating norms. Many cabs of Uber and Ola have been seized in the city in the last few months. According to a source here, the ministry has assured the company to take up their issues with the concerned authorities.