In a major decision, the drivers of taxis, three-wheelers, e-rickshaws and two-wheelers that are employed for food delivery no longer require a commercial licence.
The decision is that their private licences will also be accepted legally as competent enough.
The central government however clarified that commercial driving licence will remain mandatory for driving trucks, buses and other heavy commercial vehicles.
This is amid the road transport ministry issuing an advisory to the state governments to follow that Supreme Court order of July 2017.
It said that the commercial licences need not be required for taxis, autos will, in turn, ensure increased employment opportunities to lakhs of drivers.>