The NMC’s Smart City summit organised in Nagpur amid the presence of key politicial leaders like Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has been drawing sharp criticism from the rational minds who believe that it was primarily focussed on driving the privatisation of public transport in top gear. Instead of churning out solution for cycle rickshaw and auto rickshaws, the government appeared inclined towards making a strong pitch for elevating cabs and plying Scania buses on city roads.
The intellectuals are worried that the trend may push the traditional transport system into the dark and result into rising unemployment.
No rules for pvt cabs
The auto rickshaw union members have been countering the decision to keep the private cab aggregators out of the purview of meter permit and regulations. It was demanded to make the permit compulsory to private cabs thriving in the city. Sources said the representatives from Uber, one of the prominent app based cab service providers in Nagpur, also attended the summit. Read More…
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