Relief for rideshare platforms as Delhi HC put stays on Department of Transport notice

Relief for rideshare platforms as Delhi HC put stays on Department of Transport notice
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New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) In a great relief to Ola, Uber and Rapido, the Delhi High Court on Friday suspended the public notice and notice to show cause issued by the city’s Department of Transport, halting the platforms. of shared trips. .

A divisional bench by Justices Suresh Kumar Kait and Neena Bansal Krishna has ordered the Department of Transport to refrain from taking any enforcement action against Rapido and other ride-sharing platforms until a comprehensive policy is formulated.

In February, app-based aggregators were barred from using bike taxis on the road without commercial permits.

The Ministry of Transport, when ordering the immediate cessation of the pedicab services provided by these platforms, had warned that any infraction will lead to criminal action.

The public notice from the Department of Transport said that businesses defying the orders will be fined up to Rs 1 lakh as using bicycles for business purposes violated the Motor Vehicles Act 1988.

Following the High Court decision, Uber has expressed appreciation for the court order providing the company with protection from enforcement actions with respect to its pedicab service in the capital city.

“We welcome the High Court’s order to provide Uber with protection against enforcement action on bike taxis in Delhi. This will bring relief to drivers on our platform whose livelihoods have been affected by the ban, as well as the hundreds and thousands of passengers who choose to travel”. en Moto for affordability and last-mile connectivity. We are committed to serving the city and being the platform of choice for riders and drivers alike,” Uber said in a statement.




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