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Delhi’s transport dept prosecutes 8,291 taxis in ten months

Taking strict action against app-based cabs violating rules, the transport department of Delhi government has prosecuted 8,291 taxis, including Ola and Uber, in the last ten months.

According to the department, out of the 8,291 taxis, 1,873 were impounded under the provisions of Motor Vehicles Rules.

A senior government official said that app-based cab aggregators — Ola and Uber — don’t have any licence to run their taxis in the city.

“Transport Department has prosecuted 8,291 taxis and of them, 1,873 were impounded from January to October this year.

We will continue our drive against those taxis violating rules,” said a senior government official.

Delhi Pradesh Taxi Union has demanded that the Delhi government launch an “aggressive campaign” against app-based taxis as they are “affecting” their business.

“Despite the fact that these cab aggregators don’t have licence, why are they being allowed to run their cabs in Delhi.

“Taxis, which have registrations in Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Punjab and Haryana, are ferrying passengers on local routes in Delhi which is a clear violation of laid down rules,” Rajendra Soni, general secretary of the union, said. 
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