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Permit conditions for city taxis

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The Departments of Transport and Police have directed all the cab operators and transport aggregators to strictly follow the 25 permit conditions laid down by the Government.

Transport Commissioner Rame Gowda and City Police Commissioner M.N. Reddi told presspersons on Tuesday that all operators and aggregators should compulsorily register themselves with the department.

Following are the permit conditions:

* It is compulsory that the driver displays prominently his name, address, photograph, driving licence details and permit details inside the vehicle in a place where it is clearly visible to passengers. The motor cab (city taxi) should be painted in yellow colour compulsorily.

* The driver of a city taxi should be a resident of Karnataka for a period of at least 10 years, have a minimum qualification of SSLC, have a driving licence and badge authorising him to drive a motor cab with a minimum of two years experience, conversant in Kannada and English, conversant with Karnatak Motor Vehicle Rules 1989.

* If any misbehaviour is reported, the driver’s permit will be suspended and a penalty of Rs. 1,000 will be slapped for the first offence. The penalty will increase to Rs. 2,000 along with suspension of permit for the second offence. The permit will be cancelled for the third offence.

* The operator cannot shift the principal place of business without the permission of the jurisdictional regional transport authority.

* Each motor cab, whose services should be available round the clock, should have a communication system linked to the control room which is authorised by the Regional Transport Authority.

* The motor cab that should operate within a radius of 25 kms from the city limits should be fitted with approved electronic digital meters. The seating capacity should not exceed four passengers plus one passenger.

* Permit will not be issued if the vehicle is more than six years old or has coloured, tinted glass or colour filament.

* Metering should start only after the customer is picked up. No service, dead-mileage charge or any other charge other than the rate fixed by the RTA should be charged.

* The driver should compulsorily wear a uniform – navy blue trousers, sky blue shirt, navy blue cap with yellow stripes (golden yellow), black belt, black shoes and blue socks.

* The vehicle should have a luggage carrier and should approach the customer without any delay.

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