We had earlier reported that Ola drivers held protests outside the company’s Chennai office. The drivers protested saying that Ola has set a high-performance bar which makes it tougher for incentives and several other issues.
Right after this, both Ola and Uber have relaxed few regulations and made it easy for its drivers to hit the performance targets, reports ET.
Earlier,the Ola drivers had to take nine rides during the peak hours to receive incentives but now the firm has increased the slot for peak hours, so the drivers will now get more time to complete the specific number of rides based on the various car categories and the demand. Implementing a different strategy, competitor Uber has done away with peak-hour conditions which allows the Chennai drivers to complete the number of rides during any time of the day.
Both the companies’ drivers need to complete 15 rides in a day so as to achieve their incentives. But the set of targets varies from one city to another and also on parameters like car types and how long has the driver been working with the company.
Ola drivers have confirmed the regulations to ET but also asserted that more needs to be done to build a sustainable partnership.