Uber taxi operations banned by Delhi government
Taxi service Uber was banned by Delhi government today after it was found that one of their taxis was involved in the rape of a 27- year old executive a few days before the anniversary of the December 16 gang rape.
Delhi government said in a statement, “The transport department has banned all activities related to providing of any transport service by www.uber.com with immediate effect. The department has also blacklisted the company from providing any transport service in the NCT of Delhi in future.” It also said that the transport department has cancelled the license to the company for offering taxi service.
Consequently, the registration certificate of the taxi, DL1 YD7910 and the driving license of the accused are also canceled. The taxi permit was actually granted on May 28 this year after the verification of the character and the antecedents of the permit holder said the transport department. Delhi government said that the US based taxi firm has misled the commuter about the nature of service its app offers.
It also said that the All India Tourist Permit taxi was being managed by the company on a request of the commuter through the web application for a journey within the locality which was in contravention of the MV Act 1988 and the rules under the act. A senior government official said that the app also misled the victim and the government made this decision with the heinous crime committed by its driver in mind.