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Decongesting traffic mess: India examining private cars for ride sharing

This would reduce car ownership and curb growing traffic congestion in major cities

Reuters  |  New Delhi 

India is examining the use of private vehicles as shared taxis in an effort to reduce car ownership and curb growing traffic congestion in major cities, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. Niti Aayog, which is chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has partnered with companies including ride-sharing firm Uber Technologies to assess the economic and environmental impact of using private cars as taxis, a government official involved in the process said. Increasing the availability of cars that can be used as cabs would be welcome news for Uber and its SoftBank backed ...

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First Published: Thu, July 06 2017. 01:36 IST
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