An official said on Tuesday that the West Bengal transport department will soon provide comprehensive rules for enhanced policing and secure operation of non-transport two-wheelers for commercial reasons in the state.
He claimed that the unregulated use of two-wheelers for business purposes was discussed at a meeting with various aggregators, including Ola, Uber, Rapido, InDrive, and online delivery services, including Amazon, Flipkart, Blinkit, Zomato, and Swiggy. The meeting was presided over by West Bengal Transport Secretary Saumitra Mohan.
The meeting was presided over by West Bengal Transport Secretary Saumitra Mohan.
In a recent meeting, it was resolved that, in line with the applicable Motor Vehicle Acts and regulations, all stakeholder aggregators, corporate entities, and agencies employing non-transport two-wheelers for commercial purposes without authorization must be placed under an oversight framework.
To make the process of converting these two-wheelers to the transport category easier, the operators asked the transport department’s assistance in securing NOCs from financial institutions financing a number of these two-wheelers.
The interests of young unemployed kids from less affluent families will be taken into consideration by the transport department when formulating the rules.
In addition, they asked the department to speed up the conversion by assisting it through camps that were expressly planned and announced in addition to the ordinary procedure. The interests of young unemployed kids from less affluent families will be taken into consideration by the transport department when formulating the rules.
The official informed the aggregators and online delivery services that employing non-transport two-wheelers as transport vehicles for usage in connection with commerce is no longer permitted. The transport secretary asked the attendees to write down their opinions and any recommendations for including them in the draught guidelines.