Didi Kuaiche can make use of any available vehicles to help with the busy transportation in rush hours, and it is not expensive by costing less than 1 yuan for 1km. Image: sz.bendibao.com
Two car-hailing services by Didi Chuxing have been blacklisted amid a crackdown on illegal passenger transportation in Taiyuan, capital of Shanxi province.
The city has started a three-month campaign to regulate taxis to “improve the quality of services and boost the city’s image,” according to the local government.
The focus of the campaign is on vehicles that have not received approval to engage in the passenger transportation business but are still offering services on borrowed licenses via the Internet and various softwares. Kuaiche and Zhuanche businesses on the Didi Chuxing, a homegrown ride-hailing application that enables taxis, high-end cars and drivers to be hired via smartphone apps, are both banned.
Inspections of taxi services were mainly organized near railway stations, airports and long-distance bus terminals in Taiyuan.
The city also encouraged residents to report illegal vehicles with a promised reward of 100 yuan (US$15).
Police would provide technical support in the crackdown and drivers found violating the rule will be fined 5,000 yuan to 10,000 yuan, according to the government statement.