Rapido allegedly operating without valid documents; likely to shut down

Rapido allegedly operating without valid documents; likely to shut down


The District Transport Department in Guwahati will soon take action against Rapido-Bike Taxi operators for allegedly running without valid documents under Motor Vehicle Act, 1988 in the city.

According to a report, the District Transport Officer (DTO) Bapon Kalita while speaking to media, said that strict action will be taken against the company if they fail to submit their valid documents within the next 3 days. An operation against the Rapido captains will also be launched from Tuesday, August 27 to catch hold of the violators.

"Rapido or other Bike Taxi services in the city take all the passengers without availing any commercial license or commercial permit from the DTO," said Bapon Kalita.

Earlier, President of All Assam Cab Operators’ Union, Ismail Ali, talking to G Plus said, “We have submitted a memorandum to the government to stop the Rapido service as soon as possible but the government has not responded in any way.”

A source in the DTO said that Uber and Ola four-wheeler taxis do not require a commercial licence but require commercial permits which the two-wheeler taxis do not require.


Updated by: News Sources 2019-08-28 5:45 PM