Pune-based Bike, Taxi and Auto aggregator, Rapido moves to the Supreme Court on the recent High Court order which directed it to stop operation in Maharashtra, according to media reports.
The top court agrees to hear on January 23 plea of Rapido challenging the Bombay High Court order. A bench headed by Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud agreed to list the matter for Monday after it was mentioned before it, media reports reveal.
High Court ordered Rapido to stop operations in Maharashtra immediately as it does not have a license to operate bike taxi or rickshaw services. Accordingly, the bike taxi aggregator Rapido was to close down all its services till January 20.
Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi mentioned the matter for urgent hearing and said the company has thousands of employees. The government cited the reason that there was no state policy on licensing of bike taxis and there was no fare structure policy.