Uber brings kaali-peeli taxis back to Mumbai.

Uber India is restarting its trial with kaali-peeli (black-and-yellow) cabs in Mumbai. The firm had begun a test project in the city but was obliged to cut it back due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The emergence of ride-sharing in India has angered taxi drivers, leading a number of strikes.

The decision to continue the trial comes as Uber seeks to bring in city taxi services as part of a bigger strategy to transform foes into friends by allowing conventional cab drivers.

Uber began this trial in 2017 but scaled it back when the pandemic reached the country.

Under this trial scheme, kaali peeli cab drivers who have registered with Uber will continue to use government-approved local tariff rate cards. 

Meanwhile Ola included kaali peeli cabs on its app much earlier.