A high court in Delhi, India recently requested that the AAP government and Center reply to a plea going against carpooling apps currently operating within the city.
A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar issued notice to the Union ministries of transport, electronics and IT, Delhi government's transport department and the traffic police seeking their stand on the petition filed by a cab owner/driver.
The petitioners contended that cars used for pooling are private vehicles, bearing white number plates, which are not permitted to carry passengers indiscriminately for hire.
The petitioners have sought directions to the authorities to take action against companies, which offer carpooling facilities for hire and reward using private vehicles. Action has also been sought against individuals who are operating their private vehicles in association with such companies or platforms.
The plea also sought directions to authorities to ensure vehicles registered for personal use do not operate as transport vehicle to carry passengers in any form, "especially carpooling".
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