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With the aim of preventing bike taxis in Delhi, the government will soon come up with an integrated policy


A day after warning bicycle taxis not to run on the roads in Delhi, the government has announced that it will soon roll out a comprehensive taxi aggregation policy for all vehicle types. On Tuesday, Kailash Gahlot, Delhi’s Transport Minister, said the policy for two- and three-wheelers for commercial use would be implemented under the Motor Vehicles Act. Earlier, the government fined bike operators in Delhi up to $one lakh will be fined for those found to be flouting the rules.

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February 21, 2023, 07:45 am

Motorcycle taxis provide last-minute connectivity to end users at an affordable and sustainable price through the recent introduction of electric bicycles.  (HT profile picture) (HT_PRINT)
Motorcycle taxis provide last-minute connectivity to end users at an affordable and sustainable price through the recent introduction of electric bicycles. (HT profile photo) (HT_PRINT)

Besides four-wheeled taxis like Ola or Uber, there are also app-based companies that offer bike taxi services. It’s a relatively affordable ride option compared to four-wheeled taxis. The policy will also set out rules regarding four-wheelers, Gahlot said. On Tuesday, he took to social media to say: “The aggregate policy for 2W (two-wheeler), 3W (three-wheeler) and 4W (four-wheeler) is in the final stages and will be released soon. implemented to help them apply for licensing under the new mechanism”.

Also read: Delhi asks bike taxis to stay away from city roads Here’s why

A public notice issued by the Ministry of Transport read: “We are aware that a two-wheeler with a (private) non-vehicle stamp/registration number is being used to carry hire or reward passengers. is purely commercial and in violation of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, and the rules enacted therein.” Two-wheeled vehicles, if used for commercial purposes, are in violation of the Act Motor Vehicles, 1988. It Can Lead to Penalties $5,000. violation consequences will attract fines of $10,000 and imprisonment for up to one year. The driver’s license can also be suspended for three months.

Delhi is one of the latest states in India to crack down on the illegal commercial use of two-wheelers. Earlier, the Supreme Court had upheld the decision of the Maharashtra government to grant a license to Rapido, one of the famous motorbike taxi operators in India. The Supreme Court said that general companies could not operate without a valid license following an amendment to the Motor Vehicles Act four years ago.

Date of first publication: February 21, 2023, 07:45 AM IST

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