Ride shar­ing hits a road block?

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Ride-shar­ing apps. from Ola and Uber have hit a road block, in­dus­try sources claim. They point at the Delhi Gov­ern­ment, which found the ‘Ola Share’ and ‘Uber Pool’ to vi­o­late Mo­tor Ve­hi­cles Act, 1988. Both the ag­gre­ga­tor ser­vices op­er­ate on con­tract car­riage per­mit. As per the Mo­tor Ve­hi­cles Act, 1988, the op­er­a­tor is not al­lowed to stop en­route and pick-up an ad­di­tional com­muter. Only school buses and city buses are per­mit­ted to in­dulge in such an ac­tiv­ity. They hold a stage car­riage per­mit over the cab-ag­gre­ga­tor’s con­tract car­riage per­mit. Rideshar­ing ser­vices have been pro­moted as an ef­fort to re­duce the car­bon foot­print. They are be­ing pro­moted as a means of which has its com­muters are leav­ing their car be­hind. The gov­ern­ment how­ever does seem to be con­vinced. Both Ola and Uber are said to have faced a sim­i­lar is­sue in Kar­nataka.

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