Ride sharing hits a road block?
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.