Maharashtra bans car-pooling in non-transport vehicles

Non-transport vehicles include 2-wheelers, 3-wheelers and 4-wheelers with white number plates.

The government of Maharashtra has banned the use of non-transport vehicles for aggregation and car-pooling.

The government, citing road safety concerns has issued a government resolution (GR) on January 19, which bans the use of non-transport vehicles (white number plate) including 2-wheelers, 3-wheelers and 4-wheelers for car-pooling.

According to the GR, the use of non-transport vehicles for commercial purposes is on the rise, which has raised serious practical and security concerns for passengers. It also affects the economic viability of vehicles operating with valid permits.

The GR also states that if non-transport vehicles are to be permitted to be used for aggregation and car-pooling, it would require detailed consideration regarding terms and conditions, framework and guidelines.

Source: ET Auto

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