SITCO Demands Proper Regulation of Web-based Taxi Service

By: Gizbot Bureau

The South India Transport Council (SITCO) has demanded proper regulation of web-based taxi services, in view of the rape of a 27-year-old girl by a driver of Uber cab service in Delhi.

SITCO Demands Proper Regulation of Web-based Taxi Service

"In the recent past, there was confusion regarding the regulation of web-based or app-based taxi operators. I would urge the Central government to frame guidelines for regulations, so that there is a uniformity in the country," Karnataka's Transport Minister Ramalinga Reddy said during the ongoing SITCO meeting in Goa last evening.

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Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari was present at the inaugural event. However, in his speech he did not comment on the web-based taxi services.

SITCO Demands Proper Regulation of Web-based Taxi Service

"The web-based taxi service is creating havoc. They should be brought under control. They should be regulated," SITCO secretary R Srilekha said while introducing the agenda of the two-day meeting.

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"Web-based taxi operators should be brought under Motor Vehicle Act," she said. The rape of the girl by a driver of Uber taxi service in Delhi last year had raised concerns about the web-based cabs.

Following the incident, many of the states had disallowed these taxi services.

Source: PTI

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