The Assam Kaziranga University

App-based bike taxi riders will soon be required to wear uniforms, according to the Kamrup (M) District Transport Enforcement branch.

The decision was reached after a meeting between Cab Service Providers and Cab Association in Guwahati on June 1 with DC Kamrup (M) Pallav Gopal Jha.

Himangshu Das, DTO Enforcement, stated that on June 15, PeIndia bike riders will receive uniforms. Rapido has assured the DTO that from June 20, they will enforce a uniform clothing code for their riders. Starting June 25, Ola bike and Uber motto will operate with new uniforms.

According to the official, cab drivers will eventually receive uniforms as well, but the new policy is being implemented first with bike riders. He explained that the effort was done to make it simpler to distinguish between a bike app professional and a citizen, as well as to identify which organisations bike riders work for.

Peindia cabs’ CMD, Ravi Choudhury, told the media that effective June 15, the company will issue yellow uniforms to its riders.

Choudhury explains, “Our riders’ uniforms are ready. The uniforms will be yellow and feature the firm logo, as directed by DTO. All cab apps will wear yellow uniforms so that riders can be seen even in the dark. This adjustment was made for security reasons, so that customers can determine who is a rider of the app and who isn’t.”

DTO Enforcement Himangshu Das also stated that those cab drivers who had been the subject of consumer complaints had been punished accordingly.

The Assam Kaziranga University