The Delhi government has legalized bike taxis, but only if they are electric vehicles. The new policy, which was published on Wednesday, May 24, also requires bike taxi drivers to have a license and to undergo background checks.
The government hopes that the new policy will help to reduce pollution and congestion in the city. Bike taxis are a more fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly option than cars, and they can help to reduce traffic congestion by taking cars off the road.
The new policy has been welcomed by bike taxi companies, who have been lobbying for legalization for several years. However, some industry experts have expressed concerns about the potential for safety issues with bike taxis.
The government has said that it will take steps to ensure the safety of passengers, including requiring bike taxi drivers to undergo background checks and to have a license. The government has also said that it will monitor the situation closely and make changes to the policy if necessary.
The new policy is expected to come into effect in the next few months.
Here are some of the key points of the new policy:
Bike taxis must be electric vehicles.
Bike taxi drivers must have a license and undergo a background check.
Bike taxi companies must set up a command and control center that can track the movements of drivers and vehicles.
Bike taxis must be insured.
Bike taxis must comply with all applicable laws and regulations.
The new policy is a significant step forward for the bike taxi industry in Delhi. It is expected to help to reduce pollution and congestion in the city, and it could create new jobs. However, it is important to note that the policy is still in its early stages, and it remains to be seen how it will be implemented and enforced.