The Delhi government is setting up a policy that will help to regulate cabs and taxis of other states plying in the national capital. The vehicles will have to get the government's permission for plying in the city.
BJP MLA Jagdish Pradhan had raised a query to which Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot replied by saying that the taxis and cabs of aggregator services are plying in the city through agreements.
"Licensing and Regulations of App-based Aggregators Rules were formed. A high powered committee has been formed to give final shape to it," said Gahlot.
The minister also said that the rules will come into effect after the committee submits its report. "Cabs of other states entering Delhi will have to seek permits to ply in the national capital. I think that there will be such provision in the proposed taxi scheme for app-based cab aggregators," added Gahlot.
In a reply written by the minister, he said that the transport vehicles registered in other states can enter the national capital if they are covered under agreements between states, or if they have national or all India tourist permit.
Taxis from neighbouring states like Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, and other states were operating without a legal permit in the city, admitted the minister. He said that the enforcement wing of the Transport Department takes action against such vehicles from time to time under the laid down rules.
In June, drivers of 404 such taxis were challaned by the enforcement teams to Transport department and 104 such vehicles were seized, added Gahlot.
Last week, transport commissioner Varsha Joshi and Gahlot had an argument after the former's draft reply to BJP MLA OP Sharma's question on irregularities at the Burari centre did not go down well with the minister.