Maharashtra Cabinet Plans to Regulate Web-Based Taxi Services
Posted on:07 Mar 2017 09:43:45
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07 March 2017 Current Affairs: The Maharashtra government led by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has decided to implement the Maharashtra City Taxi Regulations 2017 to regulate the web-based taxi services in the state.
The aim of the move is to ensure affordable travel for passengers and commuters and bring transparency.
The decision was based on the complaints that web-based taxis like Ola, Uber, Taxi for Sure charged fares as per the supply of the taxi services and demand by the commuters.As per the new regulation, the vehicle would have GPS/GPRS system in the vehicle and there will be a display of the route and fare to be recovered for the same.
Besides, the service providers will have to register in the city where they wish to operate the taxi service.
These taxi services will have separate permits and will be air-conditioned. They will run on clean fuel.
The taxi drivers would be required to give a bill for the payment made by the commuters. Government will formulate the maximum and minimum fare. The fares will be different for small taxis, medium luxury taxis and large taxis.
The normal black and yellow taxis that run in the city can also upgrade to air-conditioned and register as app-based service but they would not be allowed to shift back again to meter system.
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