Local offices for transport regulations in ten Chinese cities have held discussions on the new draft regulations on cab-hailing services, which was released by the Ministry of Transport recently.
The discussions have heated up in the country, as Beijing News reports.
On Wednesday, more than ten economists and jurists held discussions at Peking University.
Liu Xiaoming, senior official of the Chinese Ministry of Transport, also joined the discussions.
He said newly-released stats show that the traffic congestion index of Beijing, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, and Shenzhen increased in the second quarter of this year, after restrictions on private car purchases were put in place, when the online cab-hailing services were prevailing.
He also said the new regulations legalized special car services. But the details on the market accessibility of the services can only be settled after further public opinions are available.