Delhi government banned Ola, Rapido, Uber Bike
Delhi has outlawed the use of bike taxi services, including those offered by well-known applications like Ola, Uber, and Rapido. The Delhi Transport Department issued the order banning the use of bike taxis on the grounds that doing so is against the law. The department ordered the bike taxi business owners to immediately cease operations.
Delhi Govt banned Ola, Rapido, Uber Bike: Key Points
- The Delhi government just issued a ban, but it only applies to motorbikes because it hasn’t yet prohibited cars or cab services.
- According to the Delhi Transport Department, the main cause is that bike taxi drivers consistently break the rules. It states that two-wheelers are not permitted to transport non-commercial quantities of passengers for profit.
- Some digital platforms are facilitating these operations by providing booking through an app, thereby engaging themselves as an aggregator in violation of Section 93, and shall be punishable with a fine up to Rs 1 lakh under Section 193(2) of Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, as per the department.
Reason for ban on Ola, Rapido, Uber Bike Service
- In contravention of the Motor Vehicle Act of 1988, it has come to our attention that two-wheelers with a Non-Transport (Private) registration mark or number are being used to transport people for hire or reward.
- The Motor Vehicles Act of 1988 is broken when two-wheelers are used for business purposes.
- Following the Delhi Transport Department’s directive, hefty fines have been imposed on persons using two-wheelers as taxis.
Heavy fine for the violation of law:
- A first offence might result in a fine of Rs 5,000, while a second offence could result in a fine of Rs 10,000 and up to a year in jail.
- In addition, a Supreme Court committee will decide to suspend the driver’s licence for a minimum of three months.
- The penalty for the apps might be as much as Rs 1 lakh.