The Delhi government had previously imposed a ban on the bike services provided by Rapido, Ola, and Uber. However, the Delhi High Court has now made a significant decision regarding this matter. In February 2023, the Aam Aadmi Party-led government in Delhi had banned bike services offered by these cab aggregator companies.
In response, the companies filed a petition in the Delhi High Court challenging the government’s decision. The court has provided a major relief to these companies by staying the government’s ban. The Delhi High Court has ordered a stay on the notice issued by the Delhi Transport Department, thereby offering respite to the cab aggregator companies.
The court criticized the government’s decision, stating that imposing such a ban on these companies’ services is unjustified. The government had specifically prohibited two-wheeler rental services, citing non-compliance with rules by the companies. The cab aggregator companies approached the High Court to challenge this decision.
After hearing the case, the court has instructed the Delhi Transport Department to formulate a policy for cab companies before taking any further action. Until a policy is formulated, no action should be taken against these companies.
In February 2023, the Delhi government had banned bike taxi services provided by these companies in the state. The Delhi Transport Department claimed that private registration number bikes were being used for Ola-Uber’s bike services. The use of private vehicles for commercial purposes is against the Motor Vehicles Act of 1988. As per ET reports, there will be no strict action against Rapido, Ola, and Uber bikes in Delhi now. They have been granted relief until the Delhi government establishes a policy regarding bike services.