Supreme Court seeks Centre's stand on Delhi Govt's plea against HC order on Rapido, Uber

DN Bureau

A vacation bench of Justices Aniruddha Bose and Rajesh Bindal posts the matter for hearing on Monday. Read further on Dynamite News:

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday sought the Centre's stand on the Delhi government's petition appealing a High Court order suspending a notice to bike-taxi aggregator Rapido and Uber and allowing it to operate till the final policy has been notified.

A vacation bench of Justices Aniruddha Bose and Rajesh Bindal posts the matter for hearing on Monday and asked the petitioner to serve a copy of the petition to the Solicitor General of India for the Centre's stand on the issue.

"Let a copy of petitions be served upon the Solicitor General so that views of Union of India can be taken into account. List the case on Monday," the apex court stated in its order.

During the hearing, the bench asked Delhi government if has it started a licensing regime for the aggregators and how long will it take. To this, counsel appearing for the Delhi government replied that it will take a maximum of one month.

Delhi government has challenged the High Court May 26 interim order staying the Delhi Transport Department's notification to stop plying bike-taxi aggregator through ride-sharing platforms in the national capital.

Delhi government has sought a hearing saying that in view of the impugned interim order of the High Court, the respondents Uber and Rapido are continuing the use of non-transport vehicles including two-wheelers for the purpose of aggregation and ride pooling which is impermissible under the Motor Vehicles Act read with the Motor Vehicle Aggregator Guidelines 2020 without obtaining valid permits.

The government has said that the Delhi Motor Vehicle Aggregator Scheme, 2023 has already been prepared by the State and the same is now pending the approval of the Competent Authority. (with ANI inputs)

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