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‘Give details of action initiated against taxi aggregators’

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Direction came from Karnataka High Court to the State government

The Karnataka High Court on Friday directed the government to submit details of action taken to suspend licences of various taxi aggregators under provisions of the Karnataka On-demand Transportation Technology Aggregators Rules, 2016 for various types of violations.

A division bench comprising Chief Justice Abhay Shreeniwas Oka and Justice S.R. Krishna Kumar issued the directions while hearing a PIL filed by R.V. Sri Rama Reddy and others seeking directions for protection of women travelling in taxies attached to platforms of aggregators.

The bench also directed the government the number of application filed before the court seeking permission to initiate action against the aggregators as the court had, in December 2016, asked the State not to take any coercive action against aggregators for violation of rules without seeking permission from the court. This protection was granted on the appeals filed by the aggregators and some taxi drivers, who had questioned the order of a single judge bench upholding the legality of the rules.

Rule 11 of Aggregators Rules allows suspension or cancellation of licence for violations, including complaints of misbehaviour or misdemeanour by passengers found true after enquiry and on registration of criminal case against the licencee or its employee or the driver.

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