(ECNS) - Wang Fumin, deputy head of transportation in Guangdong Province, said the country’s largest ride-hailing firm Didi Chuxing has been uncooperative in supervision.
Guangdong, home to 20 ride-hailing start-ups, has issued 52,260 licenses to drivers and 50,138 business certificates, accounting for 17.7 percent and 30 percent respectively in China, the country’s highest.
However, market leader Didi Chuxing has always declined to put its transportation data under governmental supervision.
In Shenzhen alone, nearly 5,000 Didi Chuxing drivers and 2,000 cars have not acquired business approval, revealing a supervision loophole. Authorities in Dongguan City, also in Guangdong, also found Didi Chuxing in violation of regulations, such as banning non-Dongguan drivers to offer services in the city since June.
Didi Chuxing has been unwilling to share the detailed information of drivers and cars with authorities and this posed difficulties to weed out disqualified drivers, it was added.
Wang said he expects the government to tighten oversight of the transport industry after a Didi Chuxing passenger was raped and murdered by her driver in the eastern city of Wenzhou.