New Delhi : According to officials, the Delhi government's proposed aggregator policy would only permit electric two-wheelers to operate as cycle taxis.
The two, three, and four-wheeler aggregator policy is nearing completion and will be implemented shortly, according to transport minister Kailash Gahlot on Monday.
"The aggregator policy, which is being finalized, plans to bring in norms to regularised these vehicles" , a senior official stated. The policy, which is the subject of our attention, will require aggregators to board electric two-wheelers and promote environmentally friendly transit.
The policy should be completed soon, but there is still a long way to go, The Transport department of the Delhi government has started a crackdown against two-wheelers with private registry marks that are being used for profit.
The department issued a public notification advising bike taxis not to operate in Delhi and stating that violators could face fines of up to Rs. 1 lakh.
Speaking of the crackdown, the senior official claimed that because there is no distinctive mark on such vehicles, it is challenging to recognize them.
For the time being, he explained, "Our teams are acting as bogus clients and issuing challans." Up until Monday at 5 p.m., five bike taxis received challans, according to government statistics. 23 of these bike cabs were cited on Tuesday.
The Transport Department will also send a letter to the companies asking them to stop operating such two-wheelers. The senior official explained the situation by saying that the aggregators do not verify to see if the vehicles are overage or have valid Pollution Under Control Certificates (PUCC).
The majority of cycle taxis are second- or third-hand models. Therefore, there is a good possibility that they are unfit to drive on Delhi's roads. According to him, two-wheelers are a major source of pollution in the city.
Diesel and petrol cars older than 10 and 15 years, respectively, were outlawed in Delhi by the Supreme Court in 2018. Additionally, it had stipulated that any cars operating against the law would be seized.
Vehicles older than 15 years are prohibited from being stored in public areas, according to a National Green Tribunal ruling from 2014.