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ZipGo booked again

RTO officials chased the Jaguar for a few kilometres before catching up with the driver.— Photo: Special Arrangement  

The mini-bus aggregator ZipGo seems to be in trouble again after the Transport Department on Tuesday seized four of its vehicles on the grounds that they were violating permit conditions.

The company had been forced to pay a fine for the same offence in September.

With the second time violation and after being booked by the Transport Department, officials say that they are now mulling over cancelling all permissions given to the company. “They have paid a penalty earlier under provisions of the Central Motor Vehicles Act. They cannot operate a contract carriage as a stage carriage (stopping to pick up passengers). We are contemplating stricter action, including cancellation of the permit,” said Transport Commissioner Ramegowda. ZipGo co-founder Jitendar Sharma declined to discuss the issue.

Earlier in September, the department had cracked down on the aggregator, which at the time had around 60 vehicles running services from Indiranagar, Koramangala, BTM Layout, Jayanagar and other places to ITPL, Electronics City and Bellandur. After paying the fine, the company continued operations. On Tuesday, the enforcement drive was conducted at HSR Layout, Silk Board junction, and Madivala.

3 hi-end cars seized

Three high-end cars were seized during the enforcement drive. A Jaguar was found plying for two years on a temporary registration and without payment of tax. The owner of a Mercedes Benz was booked for the same offence. The third was an Audi registered outside Karnataka found plying without paying road tax, Joint Transport Commissioner (Enforcement) Narendra Holkar said.



Four of its vehicles seized for violating norms. ZipGo

co-founder declined to comment




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