Assam: Transport authorities to take action against illegal taxis in state
GUWAHATI, July 18, 2018: While addressing a press meet on 17th July, District Transport Officer of Kamrup, Rafiqul Mannan and Secretary of the Regional Transport Authority, Bapan Kalita said that strict action will be taken against illegal drivers.
The District Transport Authority had said that only 460 local cabs and 1,114 metro cabs in the city have permission to run under Ola-Uber aggregator services.
However, it came to light that currently around, 10,000 Ola-Uber cabs have been operating daily in the city, of these more than 7,000 cabs are illegally running in Guwahati.
The transport authorities have mentioned that the cabs which run in Guwahati with the mobile apps should attain local taxi permits but most of them are running with three-states permits, which violates Section 66 of the Motor Vehicles Act.
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