In the coming period app-based cabs might be banned from providing the sharing of ride choice to users in the city of Delhi. The City Taxi Scheme, 2017, the summary of which is being finalized by the transport department of Delhi Government, is expected to prohibit this service since it is not permitted legally.
“In standard, we are in favor of cab sharing since it not only offers inexpensive commuting choice to customers but also lowers the number of cars on roads. On the other hand, such processes do not come below the current lawful framework since taxis are only permitted to be appointed from one point to another and can’t pick and drop customer,” a government administrator claimed.
Even though the summary scheme is still being finalized, officials of transport department are certain that sharing a ride might not be permitted.
“We plan to standardize working of cab services that are based on app. Even though a number of features of the draft are yet to be finalized, cab sharing choice might surely have to go as it is not allowed legally,” the administrator claimed.
Taxis in Delhi run on agreement carriage basis, which permit them to be allocated from one point to another. This indicates that cabs cannot drop or pick up various customers. Only cars with a permit of stage carriage, for example public buses, are permitted to drop as well as pick customers at various points.
The previous time the government had rolled out a taxi draft was in 2015 and the current indulgence feels that with the altering scenario, it needs an upgrade, sources claimed. “It was sensed that some enhancement is needed in the old draft and that is why a fresh plan has been in progress. We require appropriate regulation of taxi services in Delhi, specifically those operated by cab services that are app-based in nature” the administrator added.
Apart from prohibiting sharing of ride, the upcoming scheme will put a ban on the number of vehicles that can be employed by an operator and the utmost cost that can be billed to the passengers.