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Delhi taxi scheme rejigged to include radio aggregators

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on March 12, 2018 Published on December 29, 2014


The Delhi Transport Department has amended the radio taxi scheme of 2006 to include radio taxi aggregators.

The move comes in the backdrop of the recent controversy when the government was caught in a bind after it realised that cab aggregators, such as Uber, were operating in a regulatory vacuum.

The amended scheme states that a company will have to have 50 radio taxis in a month, 100 in three months and 200 taxis within six months.

Earlier, the Delhi state radio taxi scheme mandated a fleet of 500 within six months.

The transport department has mandated that the radio taxis display a transport helpline and police helpline.

The licensee shall ensure a panic button so that in case of any distress, the signal is transmitted to the control centre of the licensee and to the nearest police station or police control room, an official release said.

Radio taxis have to take a license for five years with ₹25,000 as fee, and ₹15 lakh as bank guarantee.

On fares, the Delhi Transport Department will prescribe a tariff ceiling.

The licensee shall maintain a minimum of fleet of 200 radio taxis either owned or through an agreement with individual taxi permit holders, though firms have a period of six months to attain that fleet.

Published on December 29, 2014
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