Aggregators wait for govt to modify rules

Aggregators such as TaxiForSure, which are yet to register as per the directions issued after the Delhi rape case, say that they are in talks with the Transport department in the City and are waiting for the government to modify rules.

While Delhi has modified the City Taxi scheme wherein the aggregator needs to own the taxis, Kolkata has done away with registration for aggregators as they have been asked to register under the IT Act.

Aprameya R, co-founder of TaxiForSure, said: “We are ready with the documents and our teams are also in touch with the Transport department.

 We are willing to comply with the rules and want the State government to come up with the revised guidelines.”

Transport department officials say that they are studying the patterns being followed by other states before coming up with guidelines.

Raghunandan G, co-founder and CEO, TaxiForSure, said: “We are working with regulatory bodies at various levels to frame rules separately for cab aggregators.”

He said the aggregators would appreciate if there were uniform rules in the entire country since they operate in over 40 cities in the country.

The Karnataka Transport department banned Uber, TaxiForSure on December 11, 2014, following a directive from the Ministry of Home Affairs. However, no official communication has been issued on the ban.
DH News Service

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