After Ola, the Karnataka country shipping department is now looking to forestall the offerings of bike taxi organization Rapido. Citing reliable sources, an ET report said it would quickly submit a police grievance against the enterprise at the Koramangala Police Station in Bengaluru. According to Gnanendra Kumar, joint commissioner (Enforcement), about 170 Rapido motorbike taxis were seized via the department on Friday (April 5). The delivery branch is also predicted to levy a high quality on Rapido because it did within the case of Ola. Citing Narendra Holkar, extra commissioner of shipping, the document delivered that notices were issued to Rapido directing them to forestall its bike taxi services simultaneously.
Unsatisfied with Rapido’s reaction to its directive, the branch can take legal steps to ensure that the business enterprise suspends its motorcycle offerings. In February, the state delivery branch had written to each Ola and Rapido to forestall its motorcycle taxi services simultaneously. Ola TaxiForSure Uber (OTU) Owners and Drivers Association has also requested the authorities to prevent bike taxi offerings. Likewise, the carrier violates the Motor Vehicle Act, which mentions that cars with white plates can’t be used for commercial purposes.
The country shipping branch banned Ola from strolling cab operations in Karnataka to prevent the groups from working the motorbike taxi services. Its license had been suspended for six months on March 22. However, the ban was lifted a day after Ola paid an exceptional INR 15 Lakh. However, the department must provide the cab aggregator the license to perform two-wheelers.
Due to this, Ola’s determined employer, ANI Technologies, has petitioned the national shipping department at the Karnataka high court docket for not presenting the company with a license to operate bike taxis inside the nation. Citing the growing number of road injuries in Bengaluru, the Karnataka transport department declared Uber and Ola’s motorbike sharing offerings “illegal” in 2016. The services had been banned from the country. According to a July 2018 document, the city had lost 250 human lives in street accidents in four years. The report also revealed that motorbike accidents have been growing in the city.