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Bengaluru: After Uber, TaxiForSure raided

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Bengaluru:  A day after Uber, it was TaxiForSure, the mobile phone app-based cab aggregator that faced the Transport Department raids and was ordered to shut down its operations till it is granted a licence.

Department of Transport Joint Commissioner (Enforcement) Narendra Holkar, who led the raid on Tuesday, said, “TaxiForSure is operating without the government licence. It is totally illegal.”

Outside the office, a large number of cab drivers gathered and urged transport officials to extend the deadline (now it is December 30) for registration of the company and conform to the 25-point permit norms issued by the Transport Department.

They surrounded Mr. Holkar after the raid and said they had bought cars, including sedans, so that they could work for the company and would be driven to the streets if the company was not allowed to operate till it was registered.

One driver said, “Just because one driver did something wrong in Uber, it does not mean we are all of the same kind.”

Pointing out that TaxiForSure had a call centre, a helpline, a customer-care centre and all vehicles could be tracked through GPS, he said, “We have no problem with the TaxiForSure company. Just because of one company, we are in big trouble.”

However, officials refrained from giving any assurance to the drivers.

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