India's Clear Definition For Online Taxi Hailing Companies

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The government of India has defined online taxi hailing companies like Ola and Uber as "Digital intermediary or marketplace for a passenger to connect with a driver having the requisite qualifications under the laws in India".

Under the new draft which is currently under consideration, is undergoing final touches before being finalised.

The latest version of the Bill says these taxi aggregators come under "On demand transportation technology aggregator" and should be compliant with all rules and regulations.

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These rules and regulations also include that these aggregators who fall under the Information Technology Act shall not own or lease taxis, employ any drivers or even represent themselves as a taxi service until they are registered as a taxi operator as well.

The government is clear that it does not want to stop these cab aggregators but is looking at them to follow very strict rules.

This new Bill is planning to be introduced by the government during this current session of the Parliament.

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Story first published: Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 9:44 [IST]
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