Tamil Nadu: All private cars can now be converted to taxis
Depending on the number of seats, the fee varies from Rs 625 to Rs 1,150.
The state government of Tamil Nadu now allows all types of private cars to be converted into taxis or commercial vehicles. Until recently, this transfer option was only available for select car models.
Car owners who wish to use their vehicles as taxis can obtain a taxi permit from the RTO by paying a small fee. Depending on the number of seats, the fee varies from Rs 625 to Rs 1,150.
Once the RTO approves the application, owners can change the number plate to yellow. The permit will be valid for 5 years but these vehicles will be subjected to annual fitness tests.
According to a media report, the move is aimed at addressing the taxi shortage. It would also help keep taxi fares in check by promoting competition with cab aggregators like Ola and Uber.
Source: ET Auto
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