A batch of petitions related to the Karnataka On-demand Transportation Technology Rules, 2016 were posted to July 7 by the Karnataka High Court today..Justice Aravind Kumar intends to hear the matter on a day-to-day basis, and since there is holiday for Eid-Ul-Fitr on Wednesday, the hearing is not likely to commence this week. As a consequence, Justice Kumar has posted the matter for Thursday, when he will most likely decide on a date when the arguments will begin..ANI Technologies (Ola Cabs) has not challenged the Rules in the High Court; in fact, they have obtained a new licence for operating in the state, after complying with the requirements under the Rules..Their biggest competitor, Uber, on the other hand, has challenged the constitutionality of the aforementioned Rules, claiming that the rules are ultra vires the Motor Vehicles Act. Uber has also allege that the road transport authorities in Karnataka have not issued a licence despite Uber’s application for the same, and that vehicles plying under their aegis were being impounded..On June 1, the court had ordered the state transport department to stop impounding vehicles pending the disposal of these petitions. In return, Uber has agreed to keep surging pricing on hold..A battery of senior counsel are appearing for various parties. These include Sajan Poovayya, former Advocates General Ravivarma Kumar and Udaya Holla, SS Naganand, and CV Nagesh..Here is a table of the Seniors appearing in the case:.Senior CounselPartySajan PoovayyaUberCV NageshANI Technologies (Ola)Ravivarma Kumar, SS NaganandRadio Taxi Association of IndiaUdaya HollaAdarsha Taxi Union.Outside the courts, a war between the competitors seems to be brewing, with Ola questioning the compliance record of their “competitors” who are backed by “foreign investors”.