Kathmandu, February 13
The double bench of Justices Shriman Kumar Gautam and Mina Gautam on Wednesday issued an order to the Department of Transport Management (DoTM), Traffic Police and other related government agencies to bring in effective legislation to regulate such ridesharing services instead of discouraging them.
On a writ filed by different taxi operators against Tootle and Pathao, the Patan High Court in November had refused to issue an interim order to stop these transportation services.
The DoTM, in November, had issued a notice and declared ridesharing service providers Tootle and Pathao illegal. Following this, the Traffic Police had started to crack down on the ride-sharing service providers. Moreover, the department had warned it would initiate legal action if the service providers continued to use private motorbikes for transporting passengers.
However, DoTM had stepped back from its earlier decision to ban ride-sharing services citing the public sentiment attached
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