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Administrator Allows Operation of Bike Taxis in Chandigarh

Chandigarh, 3rd July 2019: The Administrator, Union Territory, Chandigarh is pleased to allow the operation of Bike Taxis in Chandigarh subject to following conditions as well as fulfilment of the conditions as laid down in Section 74(2) and 84 of the Motor Vehicle Act, 1988;

I)          The applicant of a permit must be an individual, firm registered under the Partnership Act, 1932 or a company registered under the Companies Act, 2013.

II)          The motor cycle, as defined in Section 2(27) of the Motor Vehicle Act, 1988 for which the permit is being granted must be registered as a commercial vehicle, and the Licensing Authority must allow conversion of private to commercial motor cycles within a period of 15 days from the date on which such application is made.

III)            The applicant for a permit shall comply with all applicable rules and regulations prescribed under the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988.

IV)           The applicant for a permit may also own or provide on lease any vehicle or employ any driver.

V)              The word ‘Bike Taxi’/Contract Carriage shall be predominantly written on the vehicle.

VI)           The vehicle shall be fitted with yellow number plate for identification.

VII)        The vehicle shall have a valid insurance certificate.

VIII)     The motor cycle /bike shall carry a first aid box and the driver/rider shall both wear protective helmets of ISI mark.

IX)           The owner of vehicle shall have adequate parking space available with him/her.

X)              Decent standards of comfort and cleanliness shall be maintained.

XI)           The motor cycle permit shall not be transferable as per provisions of sections 82 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988.

XII)        The motor cycle and permit shall be issued to new vehicles or a vehicle which not more than 7 years old from the date of purchase.

XIII)     Character/Police verification of driver must be got done.