Bengaluru auto and cab drivers protest against illegal bike taxis, transport department to take action | Bengaluru


Bengaluru's auto and cab drivers staged a massive protest on Thursday demanding strict action against illegal bike taxis plying in the city. The drivers demanded the state transport department to implement 'one city, one cab fare' at the earliest.

Bengaluru auto and cab drivers protest against illegal bike taxis
Bengaluru auto and cab drivers protest against illegal bike taxis

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According to a Money Control report, the Karnataka Transport Department has decided to crack down on unauthorized bike taxis plying in Bengaluru. All Regional Transport Offices (RTOs) have been directed to form special teams to crack down on illegal bike taxis.

Speaking to the publication, Nataraj Sharma, president of the Federation of Karnataka State Private Transport Corporation Association, said, “The transport department has assured action against bike taxis. We presented our demands including school bus permits and drivers. Includes special online permits for

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A few months ago, the Karnataka High Court had issued an order directing the state government to protect bike taxi drivers who make a living from bike taxis. Taxi aggregators like Uber, Ola and Rapido are operating bike taxis in Bengaluru.

Earlier, Bangalore auto drivers urged the Karnataka transport department to revise the government-fixed fares for auto rides in the capital. The union said issuing a new fare list would solve the problem of cancellation and denial of rides in the city. Earlier there was also a demand by the auto unions where they asked the government to extend the Shakti scheme to autos as they were suffering losses ever since the free bus scheme for women was implemented in the state. are

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