Deadline for stopping car-pooling ends

Deadline for stopping car-pooling ends

With the Transport Department still waiting for a response from the centre to tweak rules for legalising car-pooling, the 15-day deadline for Ola and Uber to shut car-pooling services ended on Sunday and is likely to be extended.

Transport Commissioner M K Aiyappa had said that he would wait for the Centre’s reply before taking a decision. Officials had seized 32 cars on February 3 for continuing Ola Share and uberPool services.
Officials have cited the Motor Vehicles Act to bar vehicles attached to the app-based taxis with contract permit from picking up passengers at different places.

Attempts to contact the commissioner did not yield any result on Sunday. A senior official in the department said that they will wait till Monday before taking a call on the issue.

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