Delhi HC Asks City Govt To Do Away With Ban On Taxi Aggregators

The court said that taxi aggregators cannot be blamed for the misdeeds of drivers. Justice Manmohan added that all-India permits were issued to drivers by government authorities and that they should take the blame. However, the court did not budge when it came to Ola running diesel vehicles in the city saying that it had to adhere to the law that mandated use of only CNG vehicles.

The Delhi High Court has asked the city government to remove the ban imposed on app-based taxi aggregator citing that the companies cannot be blamed for the misdeeds of drivers.

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Justice Manmohan said that all-India permits (AIP) were issued by government authorities, therefore burden should not be put on taxi aggregators in case the driver did something illegal.

However, when it came to Ola cabs operating diesel taxis in Delhi, the court ordered the company that it must comply with regulation to run all vehicles on CNG or not run at all.

The court recognised that app-based taxi aggregators utilize technology that is being employed the world over and that they are a boon for customers. It also lauded them for utilizing GPS and reducing the number of private vehicles on the road.

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