After Delhi, bike taxis can be closed in Noida, another city of the National Capital Region (NCR). The district administration has started preparations regarding this.
The transport department is planning to launch a drive to check registered bike taxis in the city and its outskirts. Transport department data shows that there are 2,446 registered bike taxis in the district. The move to run the campaign has been taken following allegations of private numbered bikes being used as taxis.
As per the rules, a bike taxi must have a commercial registration and must have a yellow colored number plate. According to media report, Assistant Regional Transport Officer in Gautam Budh Nagar, said that the transport department had received several complaints that private bikes were being used as taxis. He said, “The Transport Department will launch a drive and seize such vehicles involved in commercial activity.
Bike taxis banned in Delhi
Earlier on February 21, the Delhi government banned bike taxis in the national capital on similar issues. The Delhi Transport Department said that two-wheeler vehicles with non-transport (private) registered numbers cannot be used for carrying passengers under the Motor Vehicles Act 1988. Earlier last month, the Supreme Court refused to grant relief to a bike taxi aggregator against the Maharashtra government’s denial of license to it.
Bike taxis may be shut down because of this
A delegation of the Noida Auto Drivers Union recently complained to the transport department, alleging that private bikes being used as taxis were affecting their business . Chaudhary Om Prakash Gurjar, president of Noida CNG Auto Drivers Association, said, “Since bike taxis are a cheap mode of transport.
Many people choose them. We have seen that some people have started using personal bikes as taxis. Such bikers wait for passengers outside several metro stations and receive bookings through mobile apps. This is affecting our business. It is also illegal.” He also alleged that many of these bike taxis are registered outside Noida.