The Ahmedabad regional transport office wants ride hailing apps to use only transport registered vehicles for passenger rides. In a notification, the office directed cab aggregators to only offer the services of vehicles which are registered in the ‘transport’ category bearing yellow number plates.
The RTO said it has noticed that even ‘taxis’ with white number plates are ferrying passengers. Aggregators found violating the notification stand to lose their licenses, it has warned.
Other than aggregators, many taxi owners also use non-transport vehicles to ferry passengers, especially for interstate travel to evade interstate permit costs.