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Karnataka State Government Permits Electric Two-Wheelers To Run As Taxis


ItemDate=2021-07-18 16:45:41 Status=publish

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According to the scheme only electric bike taxis will be allowed to operate not those running on petrol and diesel Under the new policy for electric bikes organisations or individuals will be able to register their e-bikes as taxis The Karnataka High Court recently ordered the government to clarify its stand on allowing motorcycle taxis after companies had filed a case in this regard The Karnataka government has announced a new policy that allows electric bike taxis to run on the road for a limited distance.In a tweet Yediyurappa said “Released the Karnataka Electric Bike Taxi Scheme 2021 today.

This has effectively ended a standoff between bike taxi operators such as Rapido and Bounce and the state.The decision comes after the Karnataka High Court recently ordered the government to clarify its stand on allowing motorcycle taxis after companies had filed a case in this regard.In the past the state police had imposed penalties on drivers and confiscated bikes in the absence of a clear-cut policy for bike taxis.

However under the new policy for electric bikes organisations or individuals will be able to register their two-wheelers as taxis.Additionally companies operating such bike taxis will have to provide insurance coverage for the riders and the owner.Additionally according to the scheme only electric bike taxis will be allowed to operate not those running on petrol and diesel.Aravind Sanka cofounder Rapido said “We appreciate the Karnataka government’s decision to let e2W register as a commercial bike taxi.Sanka also said that since most Bengaluru citizens currently own a fuel-based two-wheeler the company is in talks with the state government to consider these bikes for taxi service which he claims can help solve traffic congestion and the impact on income due to the pandemic.

Baxi one of the first bike-taxi companies in the country has now pivoted into hyperlocal deliveries.According to a report by Ola Mobility Institute (OMI) the policy research arm


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