NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday overturned a Delhi high court decision that had allowed Rapido and Uber, two bike-taxi aggregators, to continue operating without aggregator licenses up until the final policy had been announced.
The Delhi government has assured the apex court that it would frame guidelines and licensing policies for bike aggregators by the end of July to regulate their operations.
The AAP government had challenged in the Supreme Court the May 26 order of Delhi High Court asking it not to take any coercive action against the bike-taxi aggregators till the final policy was notified.
“Let copies of both the petitions be served upon the learned solicitor general so that the stand of the Union of India can be obtained,” the bench had said in its order.
Earlier, senior advocate Manish Vashisht, appearing for Delhi government, said the high court’s decision to stay the government’s notice till the final policy is notified is like virtually allowing the writ petition by Rapido.
On May 26, while issuing a notice to Delhi government on Rapido’s plea challenging a law that excludes two-wheelers from being registered as transport vehicles, the high court directed that no coercive action should be taken against the bike-taxi aggregator till the final policy was notified.
(With inputs from PTI)

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