1. Do you save money by shared cab rides in Delhi? Arvind Kejriwal government may soon ban it; know why

Do you save money by shared cab rides in Delhi? Arvind Kejriwal government may soon ban it; know why

Ban on shared cabs: The Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal led AAP government in Delhi may ban the shared cab rides and that too very soon.

By: | Published: July 9, 2017 5:29 PM
 Ola share, Uber Pool, shared cabs, ban on cabs, ban on Ola share, ban on Uber Pool, ban on shared cabs, delhi, arvind kejriwal, City Taxi Scheme, AAP A huge number of people in Delhi save their hard-earned money by availing shared cab rides.

A huge number of people in Delhi save their hard-earned money by availing shared cab rides under aggregators Ola Share and Uber Pool schemes. For them, this news may come as a jolt. The Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal led AAP government in Delhi may ban the shared cab rides and that too very soon. The Delhi government’s City Taxi Scheme, 2017 may soon ban shared rides provided by cab aggregators in the national capital, according to news agency PTI. The City Taxi Scheme is being scrutinised by senior officials and its finalisation is in the last stages after which it will be notified, said a source in the AAP government, as per PTI report. “The scheme, which is a regulatory framework for cab services in the city, will ban shared cab rides as it is not compatible with the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988,” PTI reported quoting a source.

The cab aggregators operate with contract carriage permits that allow point-to-point transportation with no stopovers between the origin and final destination of a ride. In contrast to this, the stage carriage permit, given for public service buses, allows picking up and dropping passengers at different stops on a given route.

“The Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, has no provision to allow shared rides by cabs operating under contract carriage permits. Such rides cannot be allowed unless there is a suitable amendment to the Act,” added the source, as per PTI.

A noteworthy part of the story is that in Delhi-NCR region, there are a huge number of people who avail shared cab rides. Their joyride seems to have reached its limits.

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    Deepak
    Jul 10, 2017 at 7:38 pm
    Then instead of banning shared ride and making some stupid comments either you convince union or union itself amend the Motor vehicle act without harrasing people if you really care about people' conveniance..and if you think it is in the favour of people and there is no hidden vote bank agenda or agenda of pleasing Delhi's autorickshaw wallas then go for amendment without hue and cry..
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    Malay Dasgupta
    Jul 10, 2017 at 6:48 am
    The way the news item is reported, it is an ideal example of twisting a news item.
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    A Dias
    Jul 9, 2017 at 8:49 pm
    Shared cab rides save people money. Instead of banning them, why does the government not amend the MV Act instead? It seems that government likes to just issue bans instead of helping people with their daily struggle
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    Senthil Kumar
    Jul 9, 2017 at 7:40 pm
    This is a typical story of India. Way way too much of government regulation. Using some outdated ancient law to modern conditions to serve government's political objective. India is growing only because it is in a such a low base compared to many other countries in the world. This is kind of hopeless socialist laws (i.e. Govt claim that they are doing it for common good) are killing India. Utterly hopeless. Highly disappointing.
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