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Uber taxis in Jammu and Srinagar? Cab company has shown interest in UT

Last Updated on December 4, 2020 at 7:57 pm

Prepaid taxi – Uber – has shown interest in launching service in Jammu and Srinagar in the Union Territory.

J&K Taxi Aggregator Rules were notified in October this year and a detailed plan was made to provide 24×7 taxi services to the public. Uber has also shown interest in providing their services in Jammu and Srinagar cities, said Lt Governor Manoj Sinha.

In yet another move to provide effective public delivery service at people’s doorsteps, Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha today launched 12 online services of Transport Department here at Raj Bhavan.

The Lt Governor also launched the e-book of the department elucidating the different services being provided to the people, besides the procedures for applying for the same to facilitate the general public.

Speaking on the occasion, the Lt Governor congratulated the Transport Department for this people-friendly initiative. With this initiative of electronic service delivery, there will be a reduction in public interface with department officials ensuring hassle-free services to the people in a transparent & accountable manner, he added.

Terming faceless, paperless and cashless services as the first step towards ‘Good Governance’, the Lt Governor said that we have introduced a new era of transparent governance in the transport sector.Laying special focus on easing out the public delivery system in the Transport sector, the Lt Governor observed that the services like getting a ‘route permit’ or ‘procuring a learners license’ will also become a lot easier with the launch of these online services.

The issuance and renewal of the trade certificates of Automobile dealers of Jammu and Kashmir has also been made transparent and simplified through online mode. Pertinently, Dealer-Point Facilitation of registration of the Non-Commercial vehicles in the UT of J&K by the Department has been widely hailed by the general public.

Similarly, online services were launched to facilitate people with smooth and hassle-free services. The Lt Governor stressed upon the need to make adoption of e-services wider and the prevalent way of providing services to the common man.

Highlighting the progress being made by Jammu and Kashmir in the transport sector, since 2015, the Lt Governor said that in March 2016, the number of drivers’ license holders crossed the 10 lakh mark for the first time. At that time, the number of registered commercial vehicles crossed the 2 lakh mark. At present, the number of all categories of registered vehicles in Jammu & Kashmir is well above 20 lakh.