Fairly few weeks after deeming such services “illegal”, The Karnataka transport department has once again cracked down on bike taxis associated with ride-hailing service Uber.
At-least 15 motor vehicles have been impounded by department. And, according to the transport department officials, the vehicles impounded in the latest raid could possibly face the risk of registration suspensions.
“Uber does not have the requisite permission to operate bike taxis. After the raid last time, the company told us they will abide by rules, but they have restarted services,” said Narendra Holkar, joint commissioner at the Karnataka transport department said to Livemint.
Uber in March had re-started the UberMoto project on a pilot basis.
“We have seen how technology can have a transformative impact on solving everyday mobility challenges. We are in consultation with the Government of Karnataka and are closely working on ways to build the necessary regulatory framework,” Bhavik Rathod, General Manager, Uber South & West.