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Passengers’ hands tied as Ola, Uber delay applying for licence

DNMUM385272 | 3/21/2017 | Author : Binoo Nair | WC :360



Over two weeks after the Maharashtra government ratified the State Taxi Service rules on March 4, which mandated that aggregator cab firms like Ola and Uber need licences to operate their businesses, neither of the two firms has applied for the licences. These licences are the first step towards government control over the operations of these cabs, which in turn gives relief to passengers in case of complaints of surge-pricing, illegal strikes and the like.
State Transport Commissioner Praveen Gedam confirmed to DNA that no aggregator firm had come forward thus far to apply for the licences. These licences have been made compulsory by the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill 2016, which was passed by the Rajya Sabha in February this year. It
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