Uber-Ola rivalry intensifies: Uber accuses Ola of creating fake accounts on its app

Uber has accused Ola employees for creating over 90,000 fake accounts on its app, which eventually led to huge losses.

Uber and Ola are like Flipkart-Amazon of the taxi booking space in India. The rivalry between the two is getting fiercer by the day. Now, Uber has accused Ola employees of creating fake accounts on its app, which eventually led to it facing huge losses.

Rajiv Nayyar, counsel for Uber India has reportedly told the court that more than 50,000 fake cancellations were made in the period between August and March 2016. “Large number of fake accounts are being created by Ola which are then used to make false booking and cancellations using our application. This keeps our drivers busy and we have to bear the cancellation charges.Such false cancellation roughly amounted to 8-10℅ of its total bookings," he said.

Uber has filed a petition in the High Court and in response, Ola said the claim is just 'frivolous'. Ola has also issued a statement that reads, “We can only speculate that this is a counter to the contempt proceedings pending against Uber in this Hon'ble High Court. It is not beyond our imagination that this is an effort to divert attention from the current realities of the market, where Uber has faced major setbacks including the recent incidents of Uber vehicles being seized by the Government authorities. We stand by our contempt petition that Uber has added and plying new diesel vehicles within Delhi in wilful and deliberate defiance of the local rules and regulations.”

Recently, Ola also took a jibe at Uber stating how its Micro alone could be bigger than Uber within a month. This may not have gone down well with Uber and could be one of the reasons, in addition to Ola's petition stating Uber's defiance of local rules in Delhi. We have reached out to Ola for further details and are awaiting response.

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