The Supreme Court bench has asked the Centre to regulate app-based taxi services like Ola and Uber in India. Earlier, authorities had found the point of accountability was missing when untoward incidents took place to women drivers.
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Centre to take appropriate steps to regulate app-based taxi services like Ola and Uber in the country.
A bench headed by Justice S A Bobde was hearing a matter related to safety and security of women.
The bench also comprising justices R Subhash Reddy and B R Gavai asked the petitioner to give a representation to the Centre on the issue of regulation of cab aggregators.
When the counsel appearing for the Centre said that it will require amendment in law, the court said, "you have to do it".
The court also discussed setting up of "One-Stop Crisis Centres" for women.
The apex court asked the state governments to set up One-Stop Crisis Centres in each district to tackle cases related to sexual assault on women. It directed the states to comply with guidelines and standard operating procedures issued by the Centre.
Senior advocate Indira Jaising, representing on behalf of the petitioner, contended that the regulation of app-based taxi service is pertinent as they are not governed under the Motor Vehicles Act and Information Technology Act, reports suggested.
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Last Updated Jul 31, 2019, 6:55 PM IST