Youths between 16 and 18 years of age may soon be allowed to ride electric scooters, move aimed at creating niche market
At present, 16-18-year-olds are legally allowed to drive electric vehicles with an engine capacity of up to 50cc, but no such vehicles are available in India.
Govt to exempt EVs, alternative fuel-powered vehicles from permit requirements, says union road minister Nitin Gadkari
We have decided to exempt EVs and all vehicles including autorickshaws, buses, taxis run on alternative fuel like ethanol, biodiesel, CNG, methanol and biofuel, from permit requirements, Nitin Gadkari said.
The bill amended by the Senate on 1 October dropped the requirements that drivers own their cars and use the same red license plates used by public taxis.
Delhi-NCR taxi drivers set to launch app-based cab service, likely to give competition to cab aggregators
App-based cab aggregators are soon going to face competition from taxi drivers as they are ready to launch a similar service in Delhi-NCR.
While ride-sharing services are not expressly illegal, the specific conditions under the contract carriage permits granted to Ola and Uber render it illegal.
For drivers the world over, their taxi is more than a means to an end. It is a part of their daily lives, a connect to a myriad of people.
A Chinese entity Didi Chuxing enters into an agreement with an American entity Uber. And it’s very normal to think to yourself – why should I care? As long as I have an app that brings me a taxi when I need one. At a price that’s far lesser than the kaali peeli taxis and there’s no reason to bother about taxi aggregators.
Delhi Police on Tuesday booked 33 diesel-run taxi drivers, most of them working for app-based aggregators, for plying their vehicles in the city.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday gave a two-day deadline to AAP government for filing a detailed plan on phasing out diesel run taxis from the national capital.
BJP members in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday made a strong pitch for Centre's intervention in Supreme Court in the wake of its "diktat" of ban on diesel taxis.
Delhi government on Wednesday said it will put a stop to "surge pricing" by cabs even as it impounded 68 such taxis over the past two days.
Though the drivers try their best to jazz up the exteriors of their taxis, they pay little or no attention to the interiors.
This might just be legalese to protect Uber and it does not mean the company will not endeavour to provide the best service it can, but the language still sticks in the throat.
Commuters in Mumbai may have a hard time getting around the city on Tuesday as several thousand taxis are expected to be off roads in a protest, not long after a similar agitation.
Private taxi firm Uber on Tuesday announced that they would not apply surge charge pricing in their fares on Wednesday to ensure that Mumbai's citizens
The strike of taxis and autorickshaws was a result of a protest organised by Congress MLA Nitesh Rane-led Swabhiman Union to voice its protest against cab aggregators like Uber and Ola.
In order to ensure women safety, Delhi government has ordered all taxi operators to install GPS in their vehicles.
In their latest measure to make travel safer for women in city, kaali-peeli taxis in Mumbai will have a panic button, reports said on Tuesday.
The Delhi transport department's modified rules won't facilitate the return of Uber and its other banned competitors any time soon.
Uber may be in the midst of a major controversy over a rape incident in India, but Infosys' CEO Vishal Sikka feels that digital services like this app-based taxi provider have huge potential in the country.