Submitted by Editor on Fri, 2016-03-04 21:48 Bengaluru: If anyone in Bengaluru has plans to take a bike ride on mobile application based transport providers including Uber, Ola and Hey Bob, then its better to shelve it as the transport department of Karnataka has shown a red signal for bike taxi services.Just a day after UBER, Ola and Hey Bob launched their bike taxi services in Bengaluru, the state transport department has made it clear that it has not issued permission to any companies and termed it ‘illegal’.Narendra Holkar, joint commissioner (enforcement), in a media statement, confirmed that the insurance is not covered in the event of any accident while using these bike taxies. "General public are requested not to use these bike taxies as they do not have licences and illegal. An action drive against such service providers has been initiated," Narendra Holkar said.The regional transport department is all set to launch a drive against these bike taxies from Saturday. "Already, the department has initiated a legal action against the service providers. At any time department can take action as these services are illegal. We cannot allow the app-based aggregators to play with the commuters, especially on their safety," said a senior officer.