Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Notices issued to AAI & CAD on barring app-based taxis at airport: Madras High Court

Chennai: The Madras High Court has ordered four-weeks notices to the Airports Authority of India (AAI), Civil Aviation Department (CAD) and others on a writ petition seeking to declare ‘app’ based pickups at airport terminals as arbitrary, illegal and void.Justice M Duraiswamy issued the notices when a petition from Chennai Airport Prepaid Meter Taxi Owner-Drivers Union came up on Tuesday.

According to the petitioner, its members are paying nearly `14 lakh per month towards space rent for parking their vehicles at the airport campus at Chennai and towards royalty charges to the airport authorities. While so, on September 8 last, the authorities issued a letter to the union stating that it proposed to facilitate operation of OLA and UBER services inside the terminal for pickups.
13/09/17 New Indian Express