Ola cabs taking us for a ride, Uber tells Delhi High Court

By: | Updated: March 23, 2016 1:38 PM

In the latest fight among taxi-app companies, Uber on Tuesday moved the Delhi High Court against rival Ola claiming about Rs 49 crore...

OlaUber on Tuesday moved the Delhi High Court against rival Ola claiming about Rs 49 crore in damages alleging that the latter is hampering its business in the country by creating false user accounts, claiming false cancellation fee, interfering with its drivers’ obligations for completing taxi ride requests, and spreading false rumours among its driver partners.

In the latest fight among taxi-app companies, Uber on Tuesday moved the Delhi High Court against rival Ola claiming about Rs 49 crore in damages alleging that the latter is hampering its business in the country by creating false user accounts, claiming false cancellation fee, interfering with its drivers’ obligations for completing taxi ride requests, and spreading false rumours among its driver partners.

ANI Technologies, the company that owns and operates Ola, “are deliberately, unlawfully, wrongfully, maliciously, falsely and otherwise tortiously interfering in the business” of Uber, “invading the business interests,” which “is resultantly causing huge financial losses,” Uber India, the local unit of Uber Technologies said in its 36-page petition filed in the Delhi HC. Ola denied the allegations and told the court it has no intention of indulging in any of the actions attributed to it by its competitor.  In view of the submission made by Ola, Justice Vipin Sanghi directed Ola to abide by its statement and listed the matter for September 14.

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