Legal proceedings against ‘redBus’?
The transport department of Delhi has begun legal proceedings against ‘redBus’, an online bus ticket booking platform, claim industry sources. Sources state that the bus tickets issued by the platform have been found to be that of buses plying illegally in the national capital region. The buses, according to sources, were found to be contract carriages. The tickets issued where for the use of buses as stage carriages. A case is said to have been registered against ‘redBus’ under the provisions of the Motor Vehicles Act. An inquiry is claimed to be on, and will look into the operation of buses at ‘redBus’. ‘redbus’, claim sources, has clarified that it is a mere intermediary serving as a platform that connects bus operators and consumers. ‘redBus’ website is known to provide an undertaking of having the requisite permits and licences to operate the buses.