Following the crackdown on bike-taxis, the Transport Department is now targeting share-rides. It has started taking a close look at the permits utilised by taxi aggregators to operate such services.
In the past three days, the RTO has seized cabs operating on ride-share basis as they are said to be in violation of contract conditions. “They are on contract carriage permit but operate as stage carriages meaning they pick up passengers from different locations. We have asked them to stop plying such services till the time that they obtain the appropriate licences,” a senior RTO official said.
“We will continue to act against ride share services till they register with the department and operate under the proper regulations,” the official said.
Commuters, however, are not happy with this move. “Ride share services are very affordable. I use these services to travel to office every day. They also help reduce pollution and must be allowed to operate,” said Nachiket Rao, a project management specialist. Bike-taxis pulled up
Two bike taxis were seized on Saturday in line with RTO’s view the service is not legal.
Source: RTO cracks down on ride-share cabs - The Hindu