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Uber Drivers Protest in Hyderabad

Uber Drivers Protest in Hyderabad

Taxi service provider Uber faces heat from over 500 registered drivers in Hyderabad. Cab drivers held protests accusing the company for not meeting its commitment on business and giving incentives.

The cab hailing service had announced $50 Mn investment, last month, to primarily train its drivers in Hyderabad. For which, Uber lured thousands of cab drivers by promising monthly income of about 70,000, reports ET.

Uber roped in about 15,000 drivers in the city and has given them a ‘joining incentive’ of INR 5,000 and another INR 5,000 for those who referred others to join the network.

According to Telangana Cabs and Bus Operators Association President, Syed Nizamuddin, “The drivers are not being paid as promised owing to drastic cut in incentives and number of trips. Besides, charging 20% commission per ride, the company is charging INR 300 towards device charge per week, which is being deducted from the driver’s account irrespective of the login.”

For which, the drivers protested for around three hours and raised slogans against the management in the city. The drivers are protesting against it and seek clarification for low incentives due to which the income per month has also gone too low.

Though Uber is not responding directly but has sought two days time from the drivers to resolve the issue.

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