NEW DELHI (TIP): A day after chief minister Arvind Kejriwal batted for carpooling as a solution to deal with the odd-even car number scheme, sources close to Uber said the cab aggregator is testing a new ride-sharing service in Delhi, where private car owners can pick up other commuters on the way and split the cost of the trip.
Till now, Uber has been allowing only commercially licensed cab operators to join its platform. In October, it signed an MoU with the Punjab government to allow any private car owner to offer Uber services.
It’s not clear if Delhi’s Motor Vehicles Act will allow such a step. But given the pressure, the Kejriwal government is in to handle the situation arising out of restricting the number of private vehicles on roads on the basis of odd-even number of their licence plates from
January 1, the Uber solution may look attractive.