The Maharashtra government has formed a six-member panel to draft regulations for the operation of online cab aggregator platforms in the state.
According to an order obtained by The Indian Express from local authorities, the high-level committee will make recommendations and submit a report on the matter within the next three months.
The panel, which will be led by ex-IAS officer Sudhir Shrivastava, will also include senior officials from the state’s traffic and transportation departments.
The new rules may also include provisions to limit surge pricing, as well as aspects like strengthening consumer redressal systems and other safety precautions.
This comes as the Maharashtra government and bike taxi platforms are increasingly at odds. The state government banned all non-transport vehicles from offering ride pooling and aggregation earlier this year. The decision was allegedly made to ensure the general public’s and passengers’ safety on the road.