Delhi Government Puts on Hold Bike-taxi, Rent-a-bike Schemes

Govt put on hold its bike-taxi, rent-a-bike schemes after authorities launched a crackdown over rampant violations in operations.

Published: 23rd April 2016 01:08 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd April 2016 01:08 AM   |  A+A-

By PTI

NEW DELHI: The city government has put on hold its bike-taxi and rent-a-bike schemes after authorities in Gurgaon and Bengaluru launched a crackdown over rampant violations in their operations.

The AAP government had in February last year approved the rent-a-bike scheme but not notified it. It was aimed at providing last mile connectivity to tourists and individual in the city.

The Bike-taxi scheme was, however, under consideration.

"In Gurgaon and Benguluru, operators of rent-a-bike and bike-taxi schemes were running private vehicles which is in violation of rules. Only commercial vehicles are allowed under the scheme," said a senior official.

The official said that in view of this, the transport department will study the scheme and then come out with a final notification.

"We have put on hold rent-a-bike and bike-taxi schemes for now. We will soon issue a notification on the schemes after studying all aspects," the official said.

As per the rent-a-bike scheme, tourists will be required to submit their identity at bike counters and thereafter, they would be given the bike on rent.

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