SC to hear plea on cab ser­vices

The Hindu - - NATION - Le­gal Cor­re­spon­dent

The Supreme Court on Thurs­day agreed to ex­am­ine a plea to reg­u­late app­based cab ser­vices to make the com­pa­nies ac­count­able for of­fences com­mit­ted by their driv­ers.

A Bench, led by Jus­tice Madan B. Lokur, took no­tice of the fact that most of these com­pa­nies are head­quar­tered abroad.

“The is­sue of reg­u­lat­ing pub­lic trans­port, in­clud­ing In­ter­net-based taxi ser­vices, will be taken up on De­cem­ber 7,” the apex court said.

The Bench de­cided to take up the is­sue af­ter its am­i­cus cu­riae and se­nior ad­vo­cate Indira Jais­ing pointed to in­ci­dents of sex­ual ha­rass­ment faced by women pas­sen­gers from taxi driv­ers.

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