State Government of Haryana has approved a new taxi scheme for improving public transport in 13 districts falling in National Capital Region. The scheme was proposed by the State Transport Department to run radio cabs in districts in the state falling in NCR.
The thirteen districts where the scheme will be implemented are Gurgaon, Faridabad, Jhajjar, Rohtak, Bhiwani, Sonepat, Panipat, Karnal, Mewa, Palwal, Rewari, Jind and Mahendragarh. The licenses to operate radio taxi under the scheme would be granted under sections 74 and 76 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988.
The license to operate can be granted to individuals, firms, societies or companies including IT based aggregator registered under Haryana Societies Registration Act 2012.
Each taxi running under the NCR Taxi Scheme 2016 would be equipped with GPS or GPRS device to track its location. The device will remain connected to the control room to share the hire status.
The scheme will also ensure the safety of women using the taxi service. Women helpline number 1091 and police helpline number 1073 shall be prominently displayed inside and outside the taxi. No tinted glass or curtains or films shall be affixed on the taxi.
Taxi under NCR Taxi Scheme 2016
Every taxi running under NCR taxi scheme 2016 will bear an engine capacity of at least 600CC with seating capacity for no more than 6 persons. The taxi will be powered by Compressed Natural Gas or Liquified Petroleum Gas or would be battery operated. Open type or non-hard top vehicles will not be allowed. The taxi should meet the emission standard and checkups should be done time to time as defined by the transport department.
The color of the taxi shall be white with a blue colored strip on both sides of the taxi displaying the name of the licensee. The driver of the taxi should be at least middle school pass or equivalent having a valid commercial or transport driving license.