Govt to soon layout new carpooling rules...Things you must know
The road transport ministry has firmed up draft guidelines for carpooling and might put a cap on the maximum number of rides taken per day.
New Delhi, Sept 17: The road transport ministry has firmed up draft guidelines for carpooling and might put a cap on the maximum number of rides taken per day.
As per an ET report, the guidelines entails mandating KYC for users and limiting rides to only four per day.
The Centre is trying to ensure that ride-sharing is done on a no-profit no-loss basis
“We want to ensure that this does not become a commercial activity,” the official told ET.
So, a vehicle owner must operate on a model where only the cost of the ride is split.
As per new guidelines, carpooling by private vehicle owners will be allowed only through mobile apps. Aggregators will need to ensure that KYC for both the vehicle owner and the rider is complete. While, the vehicle owner will also have to declare trip details before the start of a trip.
Moreover, the guidelines will also ensure that the states get some revenue from carpooling.
“We will propose that aggregators should bring out a model where states also get some revenue. Otherwise there may be a sudden clampdown and these apps are shut. If they are getting some revenue, then state authorities will look after them,” the official added.
Carpooling apps like Quick Ride and BlaBlaCar will have to undergo changes in their applications to meet the new requirements that the Centre will propose.
One of the agenda items for the National Mission for Transformative Mobility is vehicle pooling and the guidelines will be largely in tandem with the same.
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