Pune RTO cancels applications for aggregator licenses of popular online cab companies

Pune RTO to give Ola & Uber one month before action

Pune RTO to give Ola & Uber one month before action

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On 12th March, the Regional Transport Office (RTO) Pune cancelled the applications for obtaining aggregator licenses of 2 well-known online cab aggregators, Ola and Uber.

As per further information from the RTO Pune order accessed by Pune Pulse, The applications of Annie Technologies Pvt Ltd and Uber India Systems Pvt Ltd for getting aggregator license for four-wheeler light vehicles under the Motor Vehicle Aggregator Guidelines, 2020 of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Delhi were pending in the Regional Transport Office, Pune for meeting the errors.

As per the rules and provisions of the Motor Vehicle Aggregator Guidelines, 2020, both the above applications were placed before the Regional Transport Authority in its meeting dated 11.03.2024 for appropriate decision after review. The re-examination has found that the said applicant is not fully complying with the provisions of the Motor Vehicle Aggregator Guidelines, 2020.

In this background, the Regional Transport Office, Pune has decided to reject the applications submitted by both the above-mentioned applicants for obtaining aggregator license for four wheeler light vehicles.

Reacting to this, Dr Keshav Kshirsagar, President, Baghtoy Rickshawala Association, said “Ola and Uber licenses in Pune RTO region (Pune, Pimpri – Chinchwad, Baramati) have been rejected by Pune RTA. Now, Ola and Uber have been sealed as illegal. Hence, if Ola & Uber is working without any paperwork and license, FIR should be filed against them and their employees and their illegal offices should be sealed within the jurisdiction of Pune District Collectorate.”

Shreyas Vange

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