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Youths between 16 and 18 years of age may soon be allowed to ride electric scooters, move aimed at creating niche market
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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
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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.

Brazil speaker vouches for city level regulations on Uber and other ride hailing services
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Brazil speaker vouches for city level regulations on Uber and other ride hailing services

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
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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.

Ride-sharing a grey area under law; government should consider legalising
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Ride-sharing a grey area under law; government should consider legalising

While ride-sharing services are not expressly illegal, the specific conditions under the contract carriage permits granted to Ola and Uber render it illegal.

Driverless taxis with Uber: Will we miss the human connect?
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Driverless taxis with Uber: Will we miss the human connect?

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.

Uber needs to acquire Ola so we can all move on
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Uber needs to acquire Ola so we can all move on

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: 33 diesel-run taxi drivers booked for violating Supreme Court ban
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Delhi: 33 diesel-run taxi drivers booked for violating Supreme Court ban

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.

Create plan for phasing out diesel taxis from Delhi, SC tells AAP government
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Create plan for phasing out diesel taxis from Delhi, SC tells AAP government

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 MPs seek Centre's intervention in the wake of diesel cab ban by SC
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BJP MPs seek Centre's intervention in the wake of diesel cab ban by SC

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.

AAP government cracks down on surge pricing by cabs
India

AAP government cracks down on surge pricing by cabs

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.

Watch: For art's sake, Mumbai kaali-peelis get a splash of colour
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Watch: For art's sake, Mumbai kaali-peelis get a splash of colour

Though the drivers try their best to jazz up the exteriors of their taxis, they pay little or no attention to the interiors.

Uber does a U-turn: Updated fine print says that it does not take responsibility for your safety
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Uber does a U-turn: Updated fine print says that it does not take responsibility for your safety

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.

Mumbai black and yellow taxis go off roads again demanding ban on Uber, Ola
Mumbai

Mumbai black and yellow taxis go off roads again demanding ban on Uber, Ola

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.

Uber says no surge pricing on Wednesday as Mumbai's taxis, autos go off roads
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Uber says no surge pricing on Wednesday as Mumbai's taxis, autos go off roads

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

Mumbai crawls thanks to one-day taxi, auto strike; but there's going to be a repeat on Wednesday
Mumbai

Mumbai crawls thanks to one-day taxi, auto strike; but there's going to be a repeat on Wednesday

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.

Delhi govt orders installation of GPS in all taxis for women's security
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Delhi govt orders installation of GPS in all taxis for women's security

In order to ensure women safety, Delhi government has ordered all taxi operators to install GPS in their vehicles.

Step up Uber: Even kaali-peeli taxis will have panic buttons installed inside them
Mumbai

Step up Uber: Even kaali-peeli taxis will have panic buttons installed inside them

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.

Delhi tweaks its taxi laws, but Uber's not returning for now
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Delhi tweaks its taxi laws, but Uber's not returning for now

The Delhi transport department's modified rules won't facilitate the return of Uber and its other banned competitors any time soon.

Uber-like services have huge potential in India: Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka
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Uber-like services have huge potential in India: Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka

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.