Carpooling Ban: If you do this to save oil, you will be fined Rs 10,000

Carpooling Ban: If you do this to save oil, you will be fined Rs 10,000

Capooling Ban: To avoid inflation of petrol and diesel, many methods are adopted to reduce the expenditure on fuel. One of these methods is Carpoolink, which has now been banned in Bengaluru. If someone adopts this method to reduce petrol expenses, he may have to pay a fine of up to Rs 10,000. 

According to a report in Times of India, the Bengaluru Transport Department has banned carpooling using Quick Ride and other mobile apps following complaints from taxi drivers. Mallikarjun C, additional commissioner of transport department, told TOI that people doing carpooling through these apps may have to face serious consequences.   

What will happen if we carpool? 

The officer said that now this has become illegal and the RC of those doing this can be suspended for up to six months. Besides, a fine ranging from Rs 5,000 to Rs 10,000 can also be imposed on them. The Transport Department’s reasoning behind declaring it illegal is that carpooling apps are violating the rules by collecting private cars which are not registered for commercial use.

What is carpooling

Carpooling is a system through which car owners can include some other people in their journey and share the expenses on petrol etc. during the journey. This method reduces the expenditure on petrol. Now this system has increased in many cities, due to which taxi drivers etc. are facing losses. 

Complaint of taxi drivers union 

After receiving several complaints from taxi driver unions, the Transport Department considered it and now it has been banned. Expressing his concern, K Somashekar of Karnataka State Drivers Council said that apps like Quick Ride, Zoom and others are working without any license. 

No clarity on carpooling 

People who support carpooling argue that it is a good system to reduce traffic congestion and reduce fuel consumption. With the number of vehicles on Bengaluru roads exceeding 1.1 crore, including 73.6 lakh two-wheelers and 23.5 lakh four-wheelers. 

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