JAMMU, NOVEMBER 20: The Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam today led a gathering to audit the arrangements to turn out utilizing of advanced taxi benefits in Jammu and Kashmir.
The Administrative Secretaries of the branches of Housing and Urban Development, and Transport, Divisional Commissioners of Jammu and Kashmir, Deputy Commissioners of Srinagar and Jammu, and RTO, Jammu partook in the gathering.
The Transport Department informed that any company registered under the Companies’ Act or a firm registered under the Partnership Act can apply for a license. The Department will, however, give preference to a registered company/firm of IT professionals from Jammu and Kashmir.
As per the notified rules, the applicants are required to be in operation for at least three years, have valid GST and PAN besides a fleet of at least 50 taxies/ autos, a developed MIS system or 24X7 control room or web- portal/ mobile app for operation along with audited financial statements, and a registered office in the area of operation.
The license granted under these rules shall be valid for a period of five years and is subject to be suspended/cancelled by the licensing authority if the licensee fails to comply with any prescribed terms/conditions or any complaint against the licensee by any passenger has been proved.
Further, the Rules give that the toll charged by these advanced taxis will not be more than as informed by the Government and the licensee will show the admission rate alongside a passage rate assessor on the site/web empowered application which will interface the licensee with drivers and travelers.