SINGAPORE: Drivers who signed a rental contract with Uber's car rental partner Lion City Rental (LCR) can accept Grab bookings from now on, said Grab in an email to Channel NewsAsia on Tuesday (Mar 27).
A Grab spokesperson said that the company is "committed to serving our passengers and drivers, and this means protecting our drivers' livelihood while ensuring our passengers' safety".
The clarification comes a day after Uber's merger with Grab in Southeast Asia on Monday.
Many drivers affected by the merger expressed concern over their rental contract with LCR which stipulates that they cannot use the car for ridesharing on platforms other than Uber which will shut its app down on Apr 8.
Lion City Rental had posted on Facebook on Monday that it is "closed until further notice".
AdvertisementAdvertisementAfter their contract with LCR expires, these drivers can opt to rent a car from one of Grab's 50-odd fleet partners.
Some Uber drivers have also expressed concerns over being banned from Grab's platform for previous offences, such as using a rental car from Uber's rental partner to accept Grab requests.
Grab clarified that drivers who are banned on Grab's platform can appeal their suspension. It added that it will review the suspension on a case-by-case basis.
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