The Gurgaon Government has put a ban on Shuttl and Ola’s Shuttle, the bus and shuttle aggregator services because of regulatory issues.
According to the Regional Transport Authority in Gurgaon, these services have been stopped in Gurgaon as they don’t fall in the ambit of Haryana Contract Carriage Permit Act 1988, 1993, 2001, 2004, and 2013. This news comes after Zipgo’s suspension of operations in Bangalore, over allegedly violating rules and operating without permits.
Shuttl started its operations in April this year in Gurgaon and Noida, while Ola started its own shuttle services in Septembe. But, as per Gurgaon RTA, there is no provision for both the companies to operate services that directly compete with the state-run city bus service and Resident Welfare Association (RWA) buses.
“Ola and Shuttl have got license to operate under the Stage Contract Act which is valid for intercity travel (without multiple stops in city limits), however, they can ply in the city limits (intra-city) only under Contract Carriage Act. This is illegal and we have started penalizing them over the last one week,” said Bharat Bhushan, Assistant Secretary at the RTA.
Earlier Bengaluru based bus aggregator ZipGo was also shut down by the Bengaluru Govt. alleging the bus and van aggregator was violating rules and operating without permits.