Delhi Govt. prepares policy for app-based cab services

| Updated: Aug 10, 2016 18:39 IST

New Delhi, Aug. 10 (ANI): The Delhi Government has prepared a policy for application-based cab services like Ola and Uber for the national capital. The policy will be sent to Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung for approval. Once approved, the policy will be notified by the Delhi Government. According to the policy, all application-based cabs will ply by meter and within the prescribed fare approved by the government and there will be no surcharge and fare beyond the rate fixed by the government. The commuters will be informed about the tariff to be made compulsory and GPS installation is mandatory as per the policy. After approval, the Delhi Government will consult the cab service providers and other stakeholders. The policy has been prepared to curb irregularities by the app-based cab services like Ola and Uber. The Delhi High Court had recently asked the AAP Government to make a policy on the app-based cab services. The Delhi High Court has said that there is need for a good and model law for regulating app-based cab services like Ola and Uber to bring in more clarity. Justice Manmohan yesterday said that he would set up a panel comprising two senior officials each from the Delhi Government and the Centre and one expert, who can then hear all the stakeholders and come out with a model law. The High Court asked both the Centre and Delhi Government to come with the names of officials to be appointed in the panel and listed the matter for hearing tomorrow. The court said that the app-based cab companies will have to abide by the rates stipulated by the Delhi Government till the panel comes out with its model law. The court was hearing a number of petitions filed by an association of radio taxi operators and app-based cab Taxi service provider Ola. (ANI)