Deeming them “Illegal”, Transport Department officials in Bangalore questioned the use of privately registered two-wheelers for commercial purposes that has been going on for sometime now.
According to Motor Vehicles Act, there is no specific class of registration for two-wheelers used for commercial purposes like delivery of goods. Earlier last week, transport department had issued a notice stating bike taxi services as illegal and unlawful.
Following the crackdown on bike-taxis and delivery bikes, Transport Department officials from last week have started scrutinizing the permits utilized by taxi aggregators to operate ride sharing services. Earlier last week, officials seized several cabs operating and providing the ride-sharing facility in violation of contract conditions.
“They are on contract carriage permit but operate as stage carriages meaning they pick up passengers from different locations. We have asked them to stop plying such services till the time that they obtain the appropriate licences,” a senior RTO official said.