PETALING JAYA: Motorcycle taxi service provider, Dego Ride, can only continue to operate if it receives approval from the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD), said the Road Transport Department.
Department director-general Nadzri Siron urged the public not to use the transport service until Dego Ride got approval from SPAD, adding he was giving the company the opportunity to operate legally.
“If SPAD does not give any permission and we find riders are still operating, we will issue them a summons for misuse of a private vehicle.
“I urge the public not to use the service for now because passengers would be endangering their lives by using an unlicensed service,” he told The Star.
Dego Ride founder and CEO Nabil Feisal Bamadhaj told The Star recently they would continue to operate because there was no provision in the law that forbade them from offering the service.
The Dego Ride service started in November last year and bookings can be made via WhatsApp.
The rates are RM2.50 for the first 3km and 60 sen for each subsequent kilometre. -FMT