Traveling in Ola-Uber Pool services is soon going to pinch your pockets again as the Delhi government, based on City Taxi Scheme, 2017, may ban shared rides provided by cab aggregators in the Indian state Delhi. This means no more discounted rates on shared rides.
The news comes months after the Indian state Karnataka’s Transport Department deemed the service illegal and only individual customers had the option of sharing the cab fare with co-passengers.
At a time when the world over more cities are stressing on measures such as car-pooling to combat vehicular pollution, the ban on shared cab rides in Delhi can incessantly increase traffic congestion and pollution.
The scheme, which is a regulatory framework for cab services in the city, will ban shared cab rides as it is not compatible with the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988.