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New Radio Taxi Scheme for capital in next 10 days

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By NewsGram Staff-Writer

Delhi government taking cognizance over the PILs informed Delhi High Court about enacting a new radio taxi scheme for the operation of taxis in the capital in the next 10 days. The PILs filed in the court were alleging violation of the Supreme Court directive on running radio taxis in the country.

The AAP government on Tuesday informed the court that the new scheme will make it mandatory for taxi operators to install a panic button and equip the cabs with GPS.

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In its reply directed to Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath, the government insisted on safety and better comfort of women and other passengers. They said that the newly modified scheme will also encourage last mile connectivity in minimal fare. The proposal will bound taxi operators to setup a call centre for looking into public grievances.

Additional standing counsel Naushad Ahmed Khan representing the government in the court said that the new norms will make the creation of a driver database system necessary, which will include all the information about the driver and his vehicle. The same would be shared with the passengers on demand from the call centre.

The scheme will also include strict norms on the operation of diesel taxis and on complying eco-safety rules. It would also be applicable to app-based taxi operators Uber, Ola, and Taxi for Sure.

 

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Ride Hailing Giant Uber Starts its Services in Vancouver

Uber, Lyft start ride hailing services in Vancouver

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Uber has started its official rides and app in Vancouver, British Columbia, making it the last major city in North America to get the cab hailing services. Pixabay

Ride hailing giant Uber has started its official rides and app in Vancouver, British Columbia, making it the last major city in North America to get the cab hailing services.

This isn’t the first attempt that the ride hailing giant has made to operate in Vancouver. The city was one of the first target markets outside of the US during the company’s expansion in 2012.

However, the British Columbia Passenger Transportation Board, an independent tribunal that makes licensing decisions for commercial passenger-directed vehicles, informed Uber that it would need to charge a minimum of $75 per trip, the same as other chauffeur services, which caused the company to exit the market, wccftech reported on Saturday.

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This isn’t the first attempt that the ride hailing giant has made to operate in Vancouver. This isn’t the first attempt that Uber has made to operate in Vancouver. Pixabay

It is pertinent to note that people in Vancouver, BC can hail rides from San Fransisco headquartered Lyft, too.

The approvals technically cover the whole of the Lower Mainland and the skiing destination of Whistler, BC, although that wider permission only allows for drop-offs.

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The companies only have permission to pick up passengers in Vancouver.

Most other cities in the region (including Burnaby and Richmond) expect to offer licenses soon, though, with Surrey being the notable exception, according to Engadget. (IANS)

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