By Perfecto T. Raymundo, Jr.
QUEZON CITY — The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) temporarily suspended on Tuesday (Jan. 23) the operations of the RL Soft Corporation, operating under the name inDrive, until it complies with MC 2019-036: Fare Rates For Transportation Network Vehicle Services(TNVS).
The suspension comes in response to alleged violations concerning the haggling of fares, a clear breach of the terms and conditions outlined in its accreditation as a Transportation Network Company (TNC).
The LTFRB ordered inDrive to stop its operations starting Tuesday, Jan. 23, until it presents proof of compliance, giving them 15 days to comply.
“The LTFRB remains committed to ensuring the safety and fair practices within the transportation industry. Haggling of fares not only goes against the principles of transparency but also jeopardizes the welfare of both passengers and drivers. We take these allegations seriously and are conducting a thorough investigation to determine the extent of the violation, ” LTFRB Chairman Teofilo Guadiz III said.
“We remind all Transportation Network Companies that adherence to the terms and conditions of accreditation is essential to maintaining the integrity of our public transportation system,” Guadiz added.
“The LTFRB will continue to enforce policies that prioritize the safety, fairness, and efficiency of transportation services for the benefit of the commuting public,” he said.