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Debate raging on carpooling

Karnataka Government has banned carpooling in Bangalore, leaving many who use the sharing of cars, fuming over a supposedly regressive move. Siddaramaiah Government has banned car pooling, as cab operators and auto unions protested against the carpooling apps and companies, complaining that this new age trend is affecting the livelihood of cab drivers and auto drivers.

Considering cab and auto driver unions demand, Siddaramaiah Government has banned carpooling in Bengaluru. With this decision carpooling companies and apps like Quickride, Rideshare, Commute Easy are criticising the Government move as regressive and unfortunate. Even car pool users from the general public are finding fault with Karnataka Government’s move. 

Bangalore city has become infamous for traffic and people get stuck in traffic for hours during rush hours. Carpooling was seen as a great relief by many to address the Bengaluru traffic issue. It was considered environment friendly, as fewer vehicles will be on roads due to sharing of cars, leading to less pollution. But banning carpooling has led to a raging debate over whether it is advisable or not.       

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