Uber, Bolt and a Government Committed to Creating Unemployment Opportunities

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  • All Operators of e-Hailing Taxi Services must pay the State Government 10% service tax on each transaction paid by the passengers to the operators.
  • They must commence the renewal process 3 (three) months before the expiration of the existing licence
  • They must have a quarterly meeting with the Ministry of Transportation for operational updates and feedback
  • All operators of e-hailing taxi services must give the Ministry access to their database

Why?

From the outside, it appears the government is plain anti-progress and insensitive to plight of the man on the street.

Who will this affect?

The licencing fee will not present a problem for the larger e-hailing operators, but it will raise the barrier for entry for newcomers. The bone of contention for all the operators is a provision that stipulates “all operators of e-hailing taxi service must pay the state government 10% service tax on each transaction paid by passengers to the operators.”

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