Ola Restricts Ride-Share Availability At Night In Several Indian Cities


People requiring to use the famous taxi service in India – Ola between 11 PM and 6 AM in India will now be disenchanted as the troop caps operations in a bid to develop safety moreover concern over driver pay. Summoning poor demand for shared rides, taxi operator Ola has ended the shared ride service between 11 p.m and 6 a.m. The conclusion, though, has not gone down well with people. People are claiming this step to be bad as it will affect the wages o the drivers.

Ola, a famous and widely used taxi ride-sharing platform has declared that their services will be moderating and restricting share rides between 11 PM and 6 AM in several cities of India in order to improve the safety of people travelling at night and over matters with drivers’ wages. Several reports from media have implied that this constraint, capping drivers working hours, will make it difficult for driver partners to take account of the reasons on incentives to drivers. This restriction is likely to cut down the wages of drivers now.


Several taxi ride-sharing platforms in India have encouraged people to participate in the decrease in obstruction and clean up the air quality in the country and thus reducing air and noise pollution. Ola first reviewed this restriction and the additional feature of the platform, in Chennai two weeks earlier to the decision made in Bengaluru. Media reports have hinted the policy will be set in action across additional cities in a phased custom, with instructions that the rules will be added it other urban areas such as Chennai, Mumbai, New Delhi, and Kolkata.

An official spokesperson of Ola told the media: “Ola Share is a popular choice for commuters during regular hours (from) 06:00 to 23:00. By matching users who are looking to ride on similar routes, Ola Share optimizes fares for customers and capacities for driver partners. People can remain to choose from an assortment of mobility options from 23:00 to 06:00 on the Ola platform.”

The Ola source, supplemented: “They were earning half the fare most of the events. A major part behind the conclusion was for the protection of female passengers who travel at night. There were accusations that drunken people created trouble for others sharing the cab.”