The Delhi Transport Department has rejected the license request of Ola, Uber and TaxiForSure after finding gaps in applications and sent ‘deficiency memos’ to these firms on January 24. “It will take at least 10 days for companies to fill in all the gaps in the applications, which will then be reconsidered by the department,” a Government official told Business Standard.
The application of TaxiForSure, which had applied through its subsidiary Serendipity Infolabs, had the most deficiencies while Ola has just one gap.
Uber is having many missing details in its application including: the telephone number, email address and address proof of its registered office; call centre arrangement details; and feedback process. Also, it has not registered the company stating its purpose is to provide public transport and has not submitted an affidavit stating it follows the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, along with the Information Technology Act, 2000.
The companies have also been asked to furnish details of taxis, their drivers and its arrangement with the owners of the cars along with the induction schedule. Co-founder and Director at TaxiForSure, Aprameya R said, “We are working on the clarifications sought by them and we are in the process to submit the same. We are confident that the government and the authorities will agree that our business model is unique and will be open to include regulations that are best suited for the new-age business model.”
Olacabs may be the first to receive a license as its application is the most complete and the company has formed a subsidiary, Apra Cabs India. While Uber, Ola and TaxiForSure continue to operate in Delhi without a license, in a news earlier today it came out that Ola is acquiring TaxiForSure, hence if gets the license sooner then TFS might not need to rush at all.