Taxify must use only licensed drivers with registered cars in Olomouc, Ostrava, Pilsen, and České Budějovice. It has been ordered by the District Court in Prague. The news was confirmed by Ondřej Krátký, the head of the Czech Liftago transportation platform, who filed a motion for interim measures against Taxify.
“Liftago, in interim relief, requests that Taxify continue to operate its services exclusively through certified drivers – with taxi licenses and registered cars,” Liftago said in a press release.
According to the court verdict, the precautionary measure applies to all cities in which Taxify operates, with the exception of Prague, where court proceedings are already in progress. This concerns Olomouc, Ostrava, Pilsen and České Budějovice.
Taxify: They want to prevent progress
“Representatives of classic taxi dispatchers are trying to stop progress at any cost, and in their interim injunctions they repeatedly reiterate untrue arguments that accuse Taxify of providing and arranging taxis on the territory of these cities,” said Taxify Chief for the Czech Republic and Slovakia Roman Sysel.
Taxify, however, claims that it only creates and runs a software platform that can be used by all drivers who install it. “We have received the interim measures today. We will provide the media with a more detailed statement after studying the measure,” added Sysel.