The Supreme Court in the recent case of Uber India Systems Private Ltd and Another versus Union of India and others revised the decision of the High Court and granted interim relief to Uber (Service/Ride hailing) to operate in the State of Maharashtra till March 20, 2023, without the license and gave directions to the company to apply for a provisional license by March 6, 2023.
The court also directed the state to decide on the provisional license application by March 20, 2023. Earlier the Bombay High Court ruled that Uber is working “Lawlessly” in the State Of Maharashtra by violating the provisions of the Motor Vehicle Act. Uber contended in the Supreme Court that the Central guidelines were unenforceable at that time.
The issue of Non-transport vehicles used for car-pooling and aggregation was also addressed by the High Court. In a similar case of Rapido the High Court gave an order of immediate cease-and-desist in Maharashtra. It is to be noted that earlier the State transport department in a circular also prohibited the use of non-transport vehicles for the purpose of car-pooling and aggregation in Maharashtra.