Bhubaneswar: The Regional Transport Officer (RTO), Bhubaneswar has filed a police complaint against Ola, Uber and Rapido companies over illegal operation in and around the city without obtaining any aggregator license.
In the complaint lodged with the Saheed Nagar police, the official has mentioned that only the two-wheeler vehicles registered as transport can be used by aggregator agencies.
“But these aggregator agencies are deliberately using non-transport two-wheelers without any license. Such illegal use of non-transport two-wheelers were reported several times, and these companies were instructed to strictly adhere to the guidelines issued by the state government. Even written instructions were also issued to Sandip Kumar Choudhury (OLA), Deepak Palai (UBER), Lalajee Choudhury (RAPIDO) to strictly follow the guidelines,” the official wrote in the complaint.
“But these persons have deliberately violated the instructions issued under law and indulged in illegal operation of two wheelers. Due to such illegal operation by these companies, the local auto association and other commercial vehicle associations are strongly objecting to this violation and had protested against these illegal activities by these companies,” the RTO said.
“Very often, law & order situations are being created due to such illegal activities. Even Transport Commissioner, Odisha had also called them twice and instructed them to follow the guidelines. But in spite of all instructions, these persons deliberately indulged themselves in such illegal activities, for which the local auto association has informed to go for strike on September 27,” the officer said.
“It is requested that stringent criminal action may be initiated against the aforementioned persons for creating frequent law & order situation for deliberate violation of MV law,” he urged.