|Grab cars are seen in this file photo. The Lam Dong Department of Transport has given Grab Vietnam the nod to launch its GrabTaxi service in the province - Photo: VNA
In line with the provincial department’s Document 1055, ride-hailing firm Grab will be allowed to deploy the mobile taxi e-hailing platform on a trial basis in the province.
Accordingly, the department has permitted the firm to install the GrabTaxi software system to connect with taxi operators in the province.
The ride-hailing firm was asked to select Dalat Taxi Cooperative for its pilot program and to report the results to the department before expanding cooperation to other taxi operators, specifically Nhan Tri Dung Trading Company, Red Star Transportation Services Company and Thang Loi Company.
To provide the GrabTaxi service in Lam Dong Province, Grab was asked to follow the regulation stipulating the firm only supply smartphone software to drivers who cooperate and sign labor contracts with transport service suppliers.
Those taxi cabs under the management of taxi transport service firms, with taxi badges granted by the Lam Dong Department of Transport, can join the GrabTaxi software system.
Besides this, Grab Vietnam was asked not to intervene in transport business operations, such as promotional policies for passengers, regulations on taxi fares and management over cabs and drivers.
Grab had earlier pledged not to increase the number of taxi cabs in the province that may put traffic infrastructure under pressure, raise taxi fares or affect the management of cabs and drivers.