Attention Delhizens, Cab Pooling MIGHT Get Banned In The City Soon, Here's Why!
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Hey, do you guys use Ola Share or Uber Pool for your routine rides to and from office? If yes, then we might have some bad news for you. Read on for you might need to make alternate arrangements in the near future, folks!
What’s Happening? | Ride sharing on app-based cab operators like Ola and Uber might be banned in the capital. Aww, snap! So, various officials of Delhi Government had met in order to review the City Taxi Scheme 2017, which aims at regulating app-based taxi aggregators.
However, no final decision was made at this meeting but we fear that cab sharing facilities might be banned in the capital. So the thing is that legally speaking, cabs in Delhi are not allowed to pick or drop multiple passengers. Taxis in the capital run on contract permits, which allow the drivers only to take customers from one point to another. No provision has been made in the law for cab pooling as of now. Sharing is only permitted in public transport, like buses.
Apart from a likely ban on cab pooling, the Delhi Government has also made it mandatory for all cab operators to install GPS and a panic button in the vehicles. The GPS will help the Transport Department in tracking vehicles that ply in the city. Also, the government has put a cap on the number of taxis that can ply in Delhi at a given time. Cabs might also be required to provide parking proof before getting a license and permits will only be given to the cars that use green fuels like CNG and LPG.
So, guys, you better make other provisions for travel, just in case this ban is confirmed.
Sourced Via Economic Times