App-based taxi aggregators Ola and TaxiForSure can now operate legally in the city of Delhi after the High Court set aside the government’s order rejecting their license applications.
The Delhi Transport Department had rejected their license applications on the grounds that they did not provide sworn affidavits stating they were complying with the December ban.
The Court said that the reason for not issuing licences to Ola and TaxiForSure was not valid as there is no need to furnish a sworn affidavit for the purpose of license application.
Justice S Muralidhar said that if the Delhi government felt that the two companies weren’t meeting the requirements under the modified Radio Taxi Scheme, fresh communications should be sent.
He also found the Delhi government to be at fault for not issuing any show cause notice prior to the rejection of Ola and TaxiForSure’s license applications.
Further, the court invalidated measures such as issuing of challans against Ola and TaxiForSure drivers, for not complying with the December ban.