The Delhi authorities’s draft aggregator coverage mandates transition to an all-electric fleet for cab firms, meals supply corporations and e-commerce entities by April 1, 2030 and proposes a high quality of Rs. 50,000 per car if an organization fails to make the transition.
The draft coverage titled Delhi Motor Vehicle Aggregator Scheme has been uploaded on the Transport Department’s web site with the federal government inviting suggestions on the scheme throughout the subsequent three weeks.
The draft coverage additionally lays down tips for cab aggregators to take motion towards errant drivers.
“Aggregator shall be required to take appropriate action against the driver partners having 15 percent or more grievances for the rides undertaken by him/her in a period of one month. The data so referred shall be stored/collected by the Aggregator for at least three months from the date of service provided,” it stated.
For drivers having a ranking lower than 3.5 over a interval of 1 yr, the coverage mandates that the aggregator ought to undertake remedial trainings and corrective measures to rectify the problems.
“The Aggregator should provide quarterly reports on driver ratings and grievances received against the drivers to the Transport Department, GNCTD, and all records with regards to driver rating, and grievance registered shall be available for inspection by the Transport Department/authorised officials of GNCTD,” it stated.
The coverage incorporates factors and tips on licensing and different features for aggregators offering passenger transport providers and for regulation of different supply aggregators offering supply service of products and commodities, together with last-mile supply service suppliers within the nationwide capital.
The coverage mandates that 10 % of the brand new three-wheelers on boarded by cab aggregators ought to be electrical autos throughout the first six months of the notification of the coverage and 100 % inside 4 years of the scheme notification.
“All new three-wheelers on boarded for passenger transport by the aggregators after completion of three years of the notification of the scheme, shall only be electric three-wheelers. Further, the Aggregator shall be required to transition to an all-electric fleet by April 1, 2030. The existing conventional vehicles on boarded by the Aggregator shall be liable for fine and challan,” it stated.
Similarly, for 4 wheelers, 5 % of the brand new fleet acquired by aggregators inside six months of the notification of coverage ought to be electrical ones, it says, which ought to improve to 15 % inside 9 months, 25 % by the tip of 1 yr, 50 % by the tip of two years, 75 % by the tip of three years and 100 % by the tip of 4 years. The complete fleet ought to comprise electrical autos by April 1, 2030.
“In instance where the Aggregator fails to comply with the fleet conversion targets of the scheme, the aggregator shall not be able to register any new on-boarded vehicle, unless the Aggregator meets the minimum electric vehicle fleet requirement. In instance where the Aggregator is operating/managing a fleet of conventional vehicles in NCT of Delhi post April 1, 2030, the aggregator shall be liable to pay a monetary fine of Rs. 50,000 per vehicle,” it stated.
The draft additionally states that the aggregators shall be allowed to cost a fare with most surge pricing but it surely shouldn’t be “exceedingly twice the base fare as specified by the Transport Department, GNCTD from time to time.”
The coverage additionally states that aggregators offering on-demand service for passenger transportation shall guarantee acceptable functioning of the GPS put in within the car and supply environment friendly decision for any points that will develop in its functioning.
“Aggregator shall ensure that the Driver plies the vehicle on the route assigned on the App and in non-compliance of the same, shall notify the Driver and the Rider on their respective mobile applications. Aggregator shall put in place a mechanism on the App to ensure that the identity of the Driver undertaking a trip is the same as the one enlisted with the Aggregator through verification or confirmation from the Rider before the commencement of each trip,” it stated.
While stressing that the app developed by the aggregator should be compliant with the legal guidelines, it stated that aggregators offering passenger transport service shall set up name centres with legitimate phone numbers and operational e mail addresses displayed clearly on the app with 24×7 operations whereby help shall be offered to the end-user and the motive force in English and Hindi languages.
“Aggregator shall extend utmost cooperation with investigating authorities in relation to any untoward accident or incident jeopardising a Rider’s safety, which may have arisen due to some act or omission of the Driver on an assigned trip,” it learn.
The coverage additionally seeks to empower the Transport Department to name for data and paperwork from the aggregator in any incident the place the end-user has reported a criticism towards the motive force, or providers offered by an aggregator, pursuant to prior written discover.
“The Transport Department, GNCTD, shall provide access to a web-based portal to enable the Aggregator to update the details of vehicles, and Drivers integrated with them. Notwithstanding anything contained in this part, the Transport Department, GNCTD, shall in consultation with relevant regulatory authorities, lay down additional conditions for Aggregators from time to time,” it stated.
Aggregators concerned in passenger transport shall set up an Operating Centre or Command & Control Centre (CCC) or Information Centre within the nationwide capital that might be practical 24×7.
“The Operating Centre/CCC should be able to monitor the movements of all the drivers and their vehicles on-boarded by the Aggregator at any given time. The Operating Centre/CCC should be able to access all data with regards to Origin-Destination of any trip offered through the app, Route of the trip and status of the panic button,” it stated.
The coverage additionally stated that the Operating Centre/CCC ought to have the ability to entry and supply all knowledge by way of a portal entry of the aggregator to the Transport Department, as regards to all of the grievances/complaints lodged by the rider(s)/client(s) and the motion taken to treatment the identical.
“Further, the Operating Centre/CCC should be able to access all data with regards number of vehicles in operation, number of other state vehicles providing services in the NCT of Delhi, trips taken from NCT of Delhi, and further analytics of the data. Such data may be required by the Transport Department, GNCTD with prior written intimation. The Aggregator should provide the Transport Department, GNCTD, with a web-based access of the grievance redressal process undertaken by the Aggregator,” it stated.