Supreme Court reinstated the ban on bike taxi services in the national capital, dealing a blow to aggregators like Ola, Rapido and Uber. The vacation bench of the apex court put a stay on the Delhi High Court order which had allowed these services to operate until Delhi government formulates the final policy on the issue.

In February this year, the Delhi Transport Department issued a notification banning the bike taxi services provided by popular aggregators like Ola, Uber and Rapido. The decision by the Delhi government to not allow these services came after a similar ban was imposed in Maharashtra.

The matter first came into light in Maharashtra when Pune Regional Transport Office refused to give licence to Rapido for providing bike taxi services. A challenge to the order was dismissed by the Bombay High Court, with the court observing that the firm can’t be allowed to operate without having appropriate licence. Supreme Court also refused to give relief to the company in the case.