Bengaluru:" Ignore messages about cabbies boycotting women"

BENGALURU: Have Denied Rumors That Will Not Take Place Between 6:00 PM And 6:00 AM Of Monday. A Recent Exchange Of Words Between A Driver And A Passenger Passenger Has Started Speculation And The Message Was Circulated And Other

According To Drivers, Although There Was A Verbal Duel Between An Ola Driver And A Passenger In Indiranagar, No Case Was Filed Because It Was A Minor Issue. The Message Claimed The Move Is Coming Days After" Three Women Reportedly Attacked A Taxi Driver In Town" After Which" The Driver Reportedly Made A Video And Submitted It To The Cab Aggregators" Although The Cab Aggregators Asked For A Meeting On Monday To Solve The Problem, The" Association Of Directors" Is Determined To Implement Their Decision," It Added.

" This Is A Fake Message. Such An Incident Recently Not Occurred When A Taxi Driver Was Harassed By Female Passengers, Although Misunderstandings Between Drivers And Passengers Are Not Uncommon," Said Tanveer Pasha, President Of The Ola, TaxiForSure And Uber Drivers And Owners' Association.

Sufyan Yaqoob, A Driver Who Works For Both Cab Aggregators, Said The Recent Issue Related To The Drop Location.

" The Customer Asked For A Double Drop, But The Driver Refused. It Was A Small Altercation And There Was No Intimidation. The Message That Is Being Distributed On The WhatsApp Groups With Drivers And Cab Owner Unions Is Fake," He Added .

" I Am Not Aware Of Such A Decision By Taxi Drivers. Even If There Is Such A Move, I Will Continue To Safely Transport Female Passengers With My Driver Friends," Said Santosh, An Ola Driver. Passengers, However, Said That A Few Drivers Also Pass On The Details Of The Decision To Them.

Uber Declined To Comment While Sources In Ola Said That No Complaints About Harassment By Passengers Were Reported By Driver Partners In Bengaluru.

There Were Rumors That Ola And Uber Taxis Would Not Transport Female Passengers In CBD Areas Between 6:00 PM And 6:00 AM From Monday