Ola created 93,000 fake accounts to book Uber rides and then cancel them?
The taxi war between Ola and Uber has is not just restricted to city roads. The conflict between the two biggest players in the app-based car aggregator market has now reached the court.
In the latest development, Uber has filed a plea in the Delhi High Court seeking Rs 49.61 crore as damages from Ola for allegedly interfering in its business by making fake accounts to book rides and then cancelling them.
Uber in its plea alleged that Ola’s employees have created over 93,000 fake accounts across India on Uber’s platform and were using them to make false bookings which were later cancelled and thus, causing loss to Uber which has to pay the cancellation charges.
It has claimed to have paid over Rs 5 lakh as cancellation charges and alleged that by making false bookings, Ola was “squatting” on cabs associated with Uber.
Ola has denied the allegations made by Uber and told the court it has no intention of indulging in any of the actions attributed to it by its competitor.
Ola also in the court that Uber was not paying any cancellation charges as the customer is charged if he/she does not cancel booking within five minutes of making it.