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Uber Seeks Review of ‘Regressive’ New Regulations in Bangalore

  • Fight in Indian tech hub adds to global regulatory battle
  • Rules seek digital printers, panic buttons, taxi signage

Uber Technologies Inc. is seeking a review of new rules in Bangalore covering the ride-hailing industry, adding a new chapter to its global battle with regulators.

Karnataka, Bangalore’s home state, is requiring ride-hailing startups to provide digital printers, install panic buttons, have taxi signage and provide a feedback register for passengers. The rules are “not only regressive, but also practically impossible to comply with,” Uber said in a June 4 letter to the transport minister, a copy of which was provided to Bloomberg News.