Shared cab rides in national capital might get banned by the Delhi government

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New Delhi: The shared rides in the national capital might get banned as the Delhi government’s City Taxi Scheme, 2017 may ban shared rides provided by cab aggregators.

According to reports, the scheme is being scrutinised by senior officials and its finalisation is in the last stages after which it will be notified.

“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,” a source in Delhi government quoted in a report.

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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.

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