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Govt forms panel to prepare policy framework for taxi operators

The panel will be headed by Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Sanjay Mitra, and have Joint Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways and Delhi Transport Commissioner as its members.

By: PTI | New Delhi |
Updated: May 10, 2016 3:25:11 pm
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The Union government has set up a committee to prepare a policy framework for taxi and other transport operators.

“The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has constituted a three-member committee to prepare a policy framework for taxi and other transport operators,” a statement from the ministry said.

The panel will be headed by Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Sanjay Mitra, and have Joint Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways and Delhi Transport Commissioner as its members.

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A group of taxi and other transport operators had met Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday apprising him of the situation that has emerged following Supreme Court’s order dated December 15, 2015, and directions of EPCA dated April 29, 2016, banning diesel taxis in NCR, and the various problems they are facing as a result of the ban.

The ministry has decided to set up a committee to look into these issues and come up with appropriate policy recommendations to address the same in a time-bound manner, the statement said.

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