The Maharashtra government announced its new rules — Maharashtra City Taxi Rules 2017 — to regulate app-based taxis on March 4.(HT) While the Maharashtra government came up with rules to regulate and check surge pricing by Ola and Uber in Mumbai a month ago, the app-based taxi aggregators are yet to apply for a licence, which would make it mandatory for them to follow the rules. This means, you will have to continue paying extra during peak hours, when the demand is hight, for at least two months.
The Maharashtra government announced its new rules — Maharashtra City Taxi Rules 2017 — to regulate app-based taxis on March 4.
Under the new rules, the state has made getting a new licence mandatory for aggregators like Uber and Ola. Once they get a licence, they will have to agree to a cap on maximum and minimum fares .
Transport officers, however, are yet to set a deadline for getting a licence. Once the deadline is set, app-based taxi aggregators who don’t get a licence will face action.
According to RTO sources, the aggregator firms need to approach regional transport offices or transport commissioner’s office with a demand draft of Rs1 lakh. The licence will […]