Bengaluru: Refusal to pay fare in advance - Uber driver assaults techie


Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (MS)

Bengaluru, Oct 7: It seems the Uber drivers will never stay clear of issues. In one more incident that took place in the city on Thursday, an Uber driver assaulted a passenger who was travelling to Kempegowda International Airport as he did not pay the fare in advance.

According to the complaint filed by Aneek Roy (23), victim of the incident, who is employed in a software firm in Whitefield and resident of Mahaveer Tuskan apartment in Hoodi, was to reach the airport on the evening of October 3 and booked an Uber cab. The driver Harish K S asked Aneek to pay the fare as soon as he loaded the luggage in the car. Aneek refused to pay the amount on UberGo fare, in advance, as pooling will be cheaper.

Aneek told the driver that he will pay the fare only for UberPool under which the booking was done by him. When driver Harish asked Aneek to cancel the ride, Aneek questioned him as to why he accepted the ride initially. An argument ensued between Aneek and driver Harish and Aneek told the driver that he will take this issue up with the authorities in Uber.

Driver Harish threw the luggage of passenger Aneek Roy after cancelling his ride. When his rude behaviour was questioned by Aneek, the driver started kicking and punching. A nearby shopkeeper came to the rescue of Aneek, who was bleeding from his nose. Aneek booked some other cab to the airport as he was getting late.

Aneek was not allowed to board the aircraft as he was bleeding. He was given first aid in the airport and later taken to Manipal Hospital on Airport Road in the city, where the doctors told him that the bone of his nose is broken and dislocated. So he filed a police complaint the next day morning.

The Mahadevapura police, who registered the case are on the lookout for the culprit driver Harish.

Uber has said that the driver's partnership with Uber is ended and they will help the police in their investigation by providing all the details of the erring driver.

  

Comment on this article

  • KRPrabhu, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Mon, Oct 7 2019

    In Bangalore airport too uber drivers are rude abd at pickup point create lot of inconvenience to passengers.

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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Mon, Oct 7 2019

    If the customer has booked the taxi through UBER app, then how UBER can shirk the responsibility just by saying so. If the partnership was ended then how he came to spot to pick the passenger..????? This kind of fooling people and authority by Uber has to be stopped or their licence has to be cancelled forever.

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  • KS Mayya, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Mon, Oct 7 2019

    Drivers are getting greedy. They got in when the returns were high. Now their margins have diminished. However, taking Uber's services to get customer and then cancel the ride is now a days common thing. As soon as they meet the prospective customer, they cajole the would be customers with lower price to stave away the income to the aggregators.
    They charge the customers the toll, but never take them through the toll gate by taking alternate yet longer and dangerous routes. Multiple such methods are followed purely due to greed. People should shun Uber and Ola for a while to teach these drivers (in fact all of them) a lesson a hard way.

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  • Eva, Kirem

    Mon, Oct 7 2019

    Uber and Ola please provide emergency numbers to contact you in such situation.

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  • Rahul Kamath, Siddapur

    Mon, Oct 7 2019

    We do not know the complete details. The complainant might be hiding certain things. The drivers are frustrated due to low income and high cost of living. The passenger must have used some real harsh words for the driver to get violent. This needs proper investigation

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  • Kiran Dsouza, Mangalore

    Mon, Oct 7 2019

    Companies should have their own designated cabs for their employees, unknown people are always dangerous because noone knows who is good & who is bad including the cab Operators.
    Moral of the story is :
    Always trust the known people than unknown people.

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  • Jaimini P.B., Manipal,Sharjah

    Mon, Oct 7 2019

    Cancel his driving licence..Put goonda driver in single cell for 6 months...

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