Uber looks to return to Delhi roads with new licence


By Express new Service  http://indianexpress.com/

Almost a month after it was banned from operating by the Delhi government, US-based online taxi booking service provider, Uber, is looking to once again ply on Delhi roads with all the requisite licences and permissions.

Also, similar taxi aggregators like Bangalore-based TaxiForSure and Chennai-based NTL Call Taxi are learnt to have sought permission from the government to ply on Delhi roads on the basis of the 2006 Radio Taxi scheme. This was modified by the government last month.

The modified radio taxi guidelines classified web-based taxi aggregators under the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988. It legalised Uber-like operations, wherein an aggregator need not directly own a vehicle but will act as a link between vehicle operators and commuters.

While the earlier rules mandated a fleet of 500 taxis, the government had modified the requirement to 200 taxis. More info