The Delhi government has released a draft Motor Vehicles Aggregator scheme on January 24th. Under the policy, cab aggregators, quick commerce and other delivery and passenger transport services in New Delhi have to induct Electric Vehicles (EVs) in their fleet, cap surge pricing at designated fares, and more. The document is open for comments until the 18th of February and stakeholders can respond to the policy document by writing to the Principal Secretary-cum-commissioner (transport) of the Government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi (GNCTD) or email at firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy to email@example.com. Regulation of such aggregators has been an issue for many state governments with conflicts on surge pricing, licensing, and safety of female passengers. The new aggregator scheme says it is being introduced to bring aggregators in line with the Delhi government's Electric Vehicles Policy, 2020 and in a report by the Economic Times, the Principal Secretary, of Delhi's Transport department is quoted saying the new policy is based on the central government's aggregator guidelines but tweaked to 'suit the realities of Delhi'. What are the obligations delineated for aggregators? Registration of drivers, vehicles and aggregators Aggregators will have to take a license from the transport department, which will be valid for a year at a time. On-boarded drivers and their vehicles will also have to be registered on a portal to be set up by the transport department within 3 months of the enactment of the policy. The driver's license, vehicle's registration numbers and the public…
- “Nothing to worry”: Chennai Police Justifies Use of Facial Recognition System on Random Citizens December 9, 2022
- MeitY to hold cybersecurity workshop for officials after ransomware attack on AIIMS-Delhi: Report December 9, 2022
- DoT to share a revised draft of the telecom bill in less than a month December 9, 2022
- Apple finally brings end-to-end encryption to iCloud Backups, Photos, and more December 9, 2022
- Protecting Personal Data: Where Grievance Redressal Falls Short December 9, 2022
MediaNama’s mission is to help build a digital ecosystem which is open, fair, global and competitive.
The provisions around grievance redressal in the Data Protection Bill "stands to be dangerously sparse and nugatory on various counts."
By Soujanya Sridharan and Dr. Sarayu Natarajan Platform work and data: the intersection Every time you use a ride-hailing app, the matching algorithm processes...
New bill narrows focus over predecessors that went heavy on data sovereignty, localisation and compliance. What explains this change?
The Structure and Style of a Dogma Community: Conspiracy theories and organized Twitter engagement on Sushant Singh Rajput
Studying the 'community' supporting the late Sushant Singh Rajput (SSR) shows how Twitter was gamed through organized engagement
Do we have an enabling system for the National Data Governance Framework Policy (NDGFP) aiming to create a repository of non-personal data?
Please subscribe to MediaNama. Don't share prints and PDFs.
You May Also Like
Google has released a Google Travel Trends Report which states that branded budget hotel search queries grew 179% year over year (YOY) in India, in...
135 job openings in over 60 companies are listed at our free Digital and Mobile Job Board: If you’re looking for a job, or...
Twitter takes down tweets from MP, MLA, editor criticising handling of pandemic upon government request
By Aroon Deep and Aditya Chunduru You’re reading it here first: Twitter has complied with government requests to censor 52 tweets that mostly criticised...