Uber expresses concern over Delhi govt’s plan to allow only EVs as two-wheeler taxis
Delhi government recently in their newspaper ads urged digital platforms to not offer two-wheelers taxi services as it violates certain transport rules.
New Delhi: Uber Technologies said that the Delhi government’s recent announcement on using two-wheelers as taxi services can finish the sector. Delhi government recently in their newspaper ads urged digital platforms to not offer two-wheelers taxi services as it violates certain transport rules. Uber, in a blog post, condemned the decision as it would affect their business and employees.
The digital firm stated that the decision would risk the livelihood of over one lakh drivers. The government is set to move towards electric vehicles in the two-wheeler taxi sector and Shiva Shailendran, the Director of Operations in Uber India and South Asia said that sustainability is a ‘shared goal’.
Shailendran hinted that they support the bold and ambitious move toward a zero-emission target but there is a need to find a way to help shared mobility drivers in making a ‘fair and equitable’ transition to this goal.
Uber has a target of 100 percent zero-emission vehicles, public transport, or with micro-mobility by 2040. This plan also includes their operations in India.
The new aggregator policy, which is expected to be rolled out soon by the Delhi government, will allow only electric two-wheelers to run as taxis. Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot also stated that the aggregator policy for two, three and four-wheelers is also in the final stages and will be brought out soon. As reported by Economic Times, the government is working on a new regulation policy for digital taxi companies such as Ola and Uber.