As­cer­tain if Ola, Uber Keen on Li­cence: HC to Delhi Govt

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New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Mon­day asked the city govern­ment to hold a meet­ing within a week with rep­re­sen­ta­tives of app-based taxi ag­gre­ga­tors Ola and Uber to as­cer­tain if they were in­ter­ested in get­ting a li­cence from the govern­ment.

The Delhi govern­ment in­formed the court through an af­fi­davit that “the al­leged un­li­censed ag­gre­ga­tors, Ola and Uber, are op­er­at­ing il­le­gally as their ap­pli­ca­tions for li­cence were re­jected by the trans­port de- part­ment (on June 28, 2015)”. Jus­tice JR Midha asked the Delhi govern­ment to also in­clude in the meet­ing an­other pub­lic trans­port ser­vice provider which of­fers au­torick­shaw ser­vice through an app called ‘Jug­noo’. The court was hear­ing a plea filed by Magic Sewa, a ra­dio taxi ser­vice op­er­a­tor, al­leg­ing that Ola and Uber were over­charg­ing and ar­bi­trar­ily ap­ply­ing surge rates dur­ing the odd-even traf­fic scheme. — IANS

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