Meanwhile, the home ministry is set to approve changes in Radio Taxi Scheme that was formed in 2006 to allow web / app taxis such as Uber, Olacabs and TaxiForSure to operate as regular radio taxis.
The home ministry had advised local transport department to put a check on taxi aggregators who were using vehicles with tourist permits as local (point-to-point) taxis without getting permit / licence to run as radio taxis. This affected legitimate radio cab operators as well.
So to bring everybody in the business of moving people from street to street together under the same umbrella of rules and regulations, the Transport Department is set to amend the rules of taxi operation and provide a fair ground for all to play. This amendment is also expected to serve as a template for other states to keep taxi aggregators under check.
Meanwhile, Uber has planned to introduce new services to prevent any future possibilities of crime by its drivers, and also to help customers feel safer in Uber cabs.
Their new systems includes Police Verification to re-verify all Uber Delhi driver-partners, Document Verification to detect fraud and verify authenticity of driver/ vehicle documents, Background Checks beyond government verification, Incident Response Team (customer support) for resolving critical issues for rider and driver community, and In-App Safety Features such as new ShareMyETA button, which will allow customers to send complete trip details (including live GPS tracking, driver photo, name and vehicle license no.) to loved ones.
Via – Economic Times