Feb 21, 2023

Uber, Ola, Rapido: Jobs at risk as Delhi bans motorbike taxis

India's capital Delhi has banned motorbike taxis from its roads, dealing a blow to companies such as Uber, Ola and Rapido. Thousands of Indians use affordable motorbike taxis every day to zip through slow-moving traffic. This isn't the first time motorbike taxis have got into trouble over their legal status. In January, the Maharashtra state government refused to grant licenses to Rapido's motorbike taxis, saying that there were no legal guidelines on licensing of bike taxis, their safety and fare structure. According to a report published last year by Allied Market Research, India's motorbike taxi market was valued at $50.5mn, and was expected to reach around $1.5bn by 2030.

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