VGS tender: Cab owners agitated over eligibility

AHMEDABAD: Cab owners and shuttle agents from around the state protested a clause in the on-line gentle for vehicle to be hired for the Vibrant Gujarat Summit (VGS) 2019, alleging that it included an unfair eligibility criterion. The clause calls for potential bidders to have a fleet of no less than a 100 multi-utility cars (MUVs) and high-end sedans. State government resources showed that submissions had been made by potential bidders in this regard on Friday, all the way through a preview meeting between the transport committee of VGS and a few shuttle agencies.
“The agency will have to own no less than 100 commercially registered cars in the class of Toyota Innova, Toyota Innova - Crysta, Toyota Corolla, Civics, Mercedes C Class, Optra, Octavia, Mercedes E Class, Toyota Camry, Accord, Sonata, Laura, Mercedes S Class, BMW 5 Series, 29 seaters coaches and 10-15 seater coaches in the title of the landlord handiest. Vehicles owned by contributors of the company/owner’s family/relatives, who don't seem to be immediately involved in the agency, might not be regarded as,” states the clause in the gentle.

The clause despatched ripples amongst shuttle agencies and cab owners. “There is not a single cab owner in the state who has a fleet of 100 multi-utility cars (MUVs) and luxury sedans all in his title. This clause will make sure that no one from the state qualifies for the gentle, whilst VGS is being organized in the state,” mentioned Amit Shah, secretary of the Gujarat Luxury Cab Owners Association (GLCOA).


Cab owners from Gujarat have supplied cabs and services and products to the state government prior to now. “Several cab owners have supplied cabs and other services and products at earlier editions of VGS and there have been completely no issues. The government will have to give an opportunity to native gamers,” mentioned Manish Sharma, managing director of a city-based shuttle agency.


GLCOA decided to make a illustration to the state government. “The VGS committee can at all times rent four different distributors to satisfy automobile requirements and this way, there can be healthy pageant which can make sure that higher carrier,” mentioned Hitank Shah, chairman of the Travel Agents Federation of India (TAFI).


State government resources, on the other hand, mentioned that the clause has been included on account of a higher requirement for automobiles. “Last time, the requirement of cabs and other cars used to be greater than 200. This has long gone up to 450-500 cars at this level and due to this fact, the clauses were accordingly outlined. We did receive submissions from potential agencies in quest of leisure of this clause. The transportation committee will meet and take a call,” mentioned a well-placed supply.


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