25
Tuesday
July 2017
10:23 AM IST
News Headlines
Home   | Main News   | Kerala  | National   | International  | Business   | Sports   | Entertainment   | Columns   | Offbeat   | About Deepika 
Business News
Govt to study use of private cars for ride-sharing
 
New Delhi, Jul 5 (PTI) The government will conduct a study on the use of private cars for ride-sharing as a mechanism to curb increasing traffic congestion across major cities in the country.

Government think tank Niti Aayog has reached out for expert views on various aspects, including safety, regulations and taxation-related implications, with regard to using private vehicles for ride-sharing, according to sources familiar with the development.

The move is part of the government's efforts to curb congestion on the roads as well as reducing pollution that has reached dangerous levels in many metros, posing a threat to public health.

If implemented, the move will significantly benefit players like Ola and Uber that end up shelling out a high fee towards procuring commercial licences.

The sources said the study will focus on issues like safety of driver and passengers, revenue sharing and levies as using private vehicles for ride-sharing is yet to be formally recognised by Indian laws.

When contacted, an Uber spokesperson said countries like Australia and Singapore allow citizens to share their cars.

"It has a range of benefits. It creates economic opportunities for drivers, opens up new mobility options for riders and by allowing existing cars on the road to be used by more people, can be part of the solution to traffic congestion," the spokesperson said.

While declining to comment on this study, the spokesperson said: "We are engaging with a range of stakeholders in India about the best way to realise this vision."

Ola could not be reached for comments.

With the coming of Ola and Uber, consumers now have the benefit of booking taxis on-the-go. However, on the flip side, thousands of vehicles have been added to Indian streets that has added to the traffic woes.

These companies have been pushing for allowing ride- sharing, a move they feel not only with cut down on the number of vehicles on the streets but also make rides more affordable.


Need examples to deter benami deals, says Jaitley
Jaitley to head panel on HPCL stake sale to ONGC
Jio Phone, Free With Rs. 1,500 Deposit, Unlimited 4G Data, Launched by Mukesh Ambani at Reliance AGM
Cabinet clears IRDAI signing pact for information exchange
GST win-win deal for all: Jaitley
Xiaomi Mi Max 2 with 12MP camera, 5300 mAh battery launched at Rs 16,999
Infosys eyes artificial intelligence profits
Toyota Connect app launched: How it can make your car smarter and connected
Jammu and Kashmir joins GST from today
Centre did not play big brother role in fixing GST rates: Min
Catfish farming banned, but stocks pose danger
India ranks 23rd among 165 nations in cybersecurity index
Mehbooba brushed aside separatists to roll out GST: Jaitley
Par panel seeks details on Air India disinvestment decision
Mahindra Telephonics inks pact with Israeli firm
Cong demands rollback of GST on domestic LPG
Farm mechinisation picking up despite challenges: Govt
Microsoft India inks pact with NISA
Maruti cuts prices by up to 3% to pass on GST relief
Tejas Networks scrip surges nearly 6% after listing at Rs 257
KERALA NEWS
Don't threaten me with interrogation, says George
 (Kochi, Jul 24, 2017, DG): Poonjar MLA PC George will be interrogated by the investigation te  
Don't produce Dileep in person: Court
Love Jihad: HC grants anticipatory bail to Senkumar
Fresh set of Malayalees join ISIS: Report
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Israel strikes Gaza after missile across border: army
 Jerusalem, Jul 24 (AFP) Israel struck a position of Islamist group Hamas in Gaza today, the army sai
White House indicates Trump would sign new sanctions bill
Sharif to embark on 3-day visit to Maldives tomorrow
Arab League chief says Israel ‘playing with fire’ over Jerusalem
NATIONAL NEWS
TN farmer protesting at Jantar Mantar attempts suicide
 New Delhi, Jul 24 (PTI) A Tamil Nadu farmer protesting at Jantar Mantar today allegedly tried to com
CBI should re-investigate Bofors: BJP MP
Prez Pranab's guidance will help me immensely:PM Narendra Modi
SC refuses plea to probe mass murder of Kashmiri Pandits
Untitled Page
Rashtra Deepika LTD
Copyright @ 2017 , Rashtra Deepika Ltd.