Cab aggregator Uber has started an online petition seeking support from commuters against the new rules proposed by the Maharashtra government for app-based cabs.
Maharashtra laid down guidelines for the proposed cab aggregator rules last week, which demanded that cabs affiliated to services such as Uber and Ola use either CNG, hybrid or electric drivetrains. It also fixed the exact fare which cabs on these services will be allowed to charge its customers.
Requesting people to sign the petition, Uber said, “New rules, if adopted, they will mean an end to the Uber you know and love today.”
The petition also reads,”These proposals will mean higher prices and longer wait times for riders like me. They will also threaten the livelihood of thousands of hard working drivers.”
The petition, which is looking to get support from 60,000 individuals has already gathered 18,292 supporters (by Wednesday night).