Illegal operations in Bengaluru to land ZipGo into legal trouble.
Transport authorities on Wednesday said legal action would be initiated against ZipGo, an app-based transport aggregator, after they found that its operations are illegal.
Bengaluru | Red Newswire | By ET Bureau| Dec 16, 2015 10:11 PM IST.
A team led by Joint Commissioner (Enforcement) Narendra Holkar visited ZipGo’s office at Koramangala 4th block. “The company provides transport services on routes operated by BMTC, which is a clear-cut violation. The company does not have permission to operate. We seized its vehicles only to find that they are not registered and they don’t have fitness certificates. The company is deliberately withholding information about its vehicles and drivers when we visited its office. We will take legal action,” Holkar said.
ZipGo CEO Jitender Sharma said: “We comply with all required regulations. Only one vehicle was running with a temporary registration number on the driver’s own accord. That’s the one that has been seized. Authorities say they’ve received complaints from the public. It’s a point-to-point service, so we don’t ply on BMTC routes.”
Launched this August, ZipGo is an app that aggregates shuttle services at cheap rates, something the founders believed would address Bengaluru’s worsening traffic situation as well as provide comfortable and convenient public transport operations.
Little over a week back, four vehicles employed by the company were seized on the grounds that they violated permit conditions.
Earlier in September, the transport department cracked down on the mini-bus aggregator, which then had around 60 vehicles plying covering Indiranagar, Koramangala, BTM Layout and Jayanagar to Whitefield, Electronics City and Bellandur.