Pune: Fight Of Bike Taxi And Rickshaw Association Continues, SC Orders To Take Decision By 31st March

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Pune, 8th February 2023: Pune’s rickshaw drivers have been protesting against bike taxis for the past few months. After that, the state government constituted a committee to decide in this regard. The bike taxi company approached the high court in this regard. The High Court ordered the state government to take a decision, asking it to shut down the service. After this, the bike taxi company approached the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court directed the committee appointed by the state government to decide by 31st March.

After this decision of the Supreme Court, there was jubilation from various rickshaw associations in Pune. Baghtoy Rickshawala Association’s Keshav Nana Kshirsagar along with the rickshaw drivers came in front of the Patrakar Bhavan at Navi Peth and celebrated the victory and chanted slogans like ‘Hum Sab Ek Hai’. “There was no need to go to the Supreme Court; But said that the fight has been delayed for so long due to corrupt government officials,” rickshaw drivers added.

Rapido officials stated, “Also on behalf of Rapido Bike Taxi Company, we continue to evaluate the legal options and given the current situation in the state and the need to promote transport to the end, Rapido urged the state government to use this opportunity to take a holistic approach to the matter.”

“Rapido is equipped to use existing assets to support existing and potential public transit infrastructure. This will protect the livelihood of 200000 captains and their families affected by the prohibitory order issued by the state government on January 19, 2023, and also generate employment for a large section of society. Importantly, the opinion was expressed that due to the progressive policy of the state government, hundreds-thousands of citizens of the state will get a reasonable option of transportation,” they added further.


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