Rapido reaches Supreme Court against order to stop service in Maharashtra


Rapido, which provides bike taxi and autorickshaw services through the app, has challenged the Bombay High Court order to stop the service in Maharashtra in the Supreme Court. Rapido is not licensed to provide bike taxi or autorickshaw service in Maharashtra. The Supreme Court has agreed to hear the firm’s plea on January 23.

On presenting this petition before Supreme Court Chief Justice DY Chandrachud, he agreed to hear it on 23 January. Senior Advocate Mukul Rohatgi requested for an early hearing of the matter. He said that the firm has thousands of workers. The Bombay High Court had last week asked Roppen Transportation Services, which operates the Rapido, to stop services in Maharashtra immediately as the firm had to get permission from the state government. License Is not found. Rapido has to close its services by 20 January.

Earlier, the Bombay High Court had reprimanded a Pune-based bike taxi firm for providing services without obtaining a license from the Maharashtra government and directed it to stop the services immediately. Roppen Transportation appealed to the High Court after receiving a communication from the Maharashtra government last month. The state government had refused to grant the bike taxi services license to the firm. The Maharashtra government said that there is no policy to license or fix fares for bike taxis in the state.

In this regard, the Maharashtra government told the High Court that a committee has been formed to explore the possibility of making guidelines for bike taxis in the state. The issue of not having license for these services was also raised in some states against Ola and Uber, which provide cab services through the app. However, the issue was later resolved. last year Kerala The government had decided to start its own e-taxi service. With this, the people of the state will have the option of traveling through the e-taxi service of the Government of Kerala instead of Ola and Uber. This service has been started by the Labor Department of Kerala.

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