Delhi High Court has declared the government’s rejection of Ola & TaxiForSure’s license applications as invalid, coming as a huge sigh of relief for the drivers as well as the consumers alike.
The ongoing saga around the Delhi Government vs Cab Aggregators has been a journey full of twists and turns. It almost feels like a plot from a RGV thriller – questionable incidents, controversies and conspiracies, it has it all.
Since December last year, there has been a lot of action & debate between the two sides. The government issued a ban against cab aggregators in Delhi and had asked them to seize their operations. However the cabbies refused to stop and continued operations despite of numerous warnings from the government.
This cat and mouse game took a new turn last week when the transport department took numerous steps to ensure that no cabbie would take bookings via Ola, Taxiforsure and Uber in the capital.
The Plan of Action
Most of the aggregators don’t have a physical office presence as these company follow an app route. It was quite difficult for the transport department to find out the operators that were working in Delhi despite numerous announcements being done by the government.
Alas! Traffic police officials were directed to download the official apps of Uber, Ola & TFS to make false bookings and entrap the cabs – the drivers were fined and their cars were impounded.