People depending on shared cabs for economic travel might suffer a hit as Delhi government's City Taxi Scheme, 2017 may ban shared rides provided by cab service providers in the national capital.
According to a source in the AAP government, "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".
On one hand, the contract carriage permits allows cab aggregators point-to-point transportation with no stopovers between the origin and final destination of a ride.
While on the other, the stage carriage permit, given for public service buses, allows picking up and dropping passengers at different stops on a given route.
"The Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, has no provision to allow shared rides by cabs operating under contract carriage permits. Such rides cannot be allowed unless there is a suitable amendment to the Act", the source said.