BENGALURU: Transport Department officials raided the office of app-based mini-bus aggregator ZipGo on Wednesday for violating transport norms despite repeated warnings. A ZipGo vehicle was intercepted by officials on Tuesday.
The official spokesperson of the department said, “The decision on raiding the office was taken after ZipGo was found operating in the city despite repeated warnings.”
However, during the raid, ZipGo staff failed to provide the transport department officials with details of maxi-cabs operated through its mobile application. They claimed that they are just an online platform and are not concerned about the details of the vehicles registered on their platform.
The employees also refused to hand over to the officials the registration and insurance details of the maxi-cabs and mini buses registered with them. An RTO official said they didn’t have the details about the drivers too. Jitender Sharma, co-founder of ZipGo, said, “I am in Delhi to launch the ZipGo app here and I am not aware about the reason why the raid was carried out.”
ZipGo suspended operations on September 19 after five of its buses were seized and booked for violating norms. It resumed operations on the sly later.