Transport Commissioner says bike taxis are illegal

March 05, 2016 12:00 am | Updated 05:32 am IST - Bengaluru:

A day after cab aggregators Uber and Ola launched bike taxis in the city, the State Transport Department has termed the product ‘illegal’.

Transport Commissioner Ramegowda said that the department had not given any permit or licence to the bike taxi scheme. Hence, he added, the service has no legal backing. “If these vehicles are involved in any accident, the users will not be eligible for insurance. We advice commuters against using these vehicles or service,” the department said in a press release.

The Transport Department is contemplating legal action against the firms that have launched bike taxi schemes, the commissioner said.

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