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A team of Assam’s transport department conducted a raid at the Zonal office of Rapido in Guwahati on february 22.

Speaking to media, Bapon Kalita, DTO Kamrup (M) said, “The office of the Rapido has been sealed as they were plying illegally within the city.”

Earlier in 2019, an operation against the Rapido captains was launched in August 27 to catch hold of the violators.

“Rapido or other Bike Taxi services within the city take all the passengers without availing any commercial license or commercial permit from the DTO,” said Bapon Kalita.

It is to be mentioned that the President of All Assam Cab Operators’ Union, Ismail Ali, talking to media said, “We have submitted a memorandum to the govt to prevent the Rapido service as soon as possible but the govt has not responded in any way.”

A source within the DTO said that Uber and Ola four-wheeler taxis don’t require a commercial licence but require commercial permits which the two-wheeler taxis don’t require.

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