Services stalled till May 1 due to legal trouble and less cabs.
Bangalore, April 13, 2018: Namma Tygr, a Janata Dal (Secular) -backed taxi hailing app has stalled its services till they acquire an aggregator licence.
“We’ve stopped our services since 15 days. Hopefully we will restart from May 1, 2018, if we clear all the legal issues we’re having trouble with,” said Surendra Kumar, Customer relations Manager, Namma Tygr.
The app launched last year was aimed at competing with cab giants like Ola and Uber. Despite the fanfare with which the app had been introduced in the market, it has failed to kick off due to lack of an aggregator licence.
“We are facing the problem of running cabs since December 2017 because we have not got the aggregator license and hopefully, we will soon recover from this problem,” informed Sumit Singh, Director of Namma Tygr Cab, Bangalore.
Aggregator license means procuring permission from the Regional Transport Office Singh added, “Drivers do get benefits such as free healthcare, accident and life cover, free car maintenance and 24/7 on-road support. The only thing which is different in our cabs from Ola and Uber is that the fares of those cabs vary according to the destination, but ours is static”.
“Compared to about one lakh Ola cabs and 80,000 Uber cabs, we are running only 17,000 cabs and that’s real trouble for us,” said Kumar.
Anand, V J a Cab driver, said “We have been facing this trouble especially since January, and that’s why we are unable to get any benefits too”.