Blame game starts over failure to enforce ban on Uber

Blame game starts over failure to enforce ban on Uber

Failure to enforce a ban on Uber cab service today triggered a blame game between Delhi Government and Traffic Police with both putting the onus on each other to restrict the US-based company from operating in the city.

Delhi Government's Transport department said it does not have adequate resources to enforce the ban while Traffic Police maintainted that those who announced the action must execute it.

"We have asked the Delhi Traffic police to immediately implement the ban on web-based cab services, including Uber, in the national capital," a Transport Department official told PTI when asked how Uber was operating three days after it was banned.

The Delhi government Monday had announced banning Uber and other app-based taxi services with immediate effect following raging outrage over rape of a 27-year-old woman executive allegedly by an Uber cabbie. Despite the ban, Uber refused to cease operation and was continuing with its app-based taxi booking service.

A senior traffic police official said it was the responsibility of the transport department to implement the ban. "They (the Delhi Government) should implement the ban as they had announced it."

The Transport Department, on the other hand, said it had communicated to Traffic Police to enforce the ban "effectively".

"We have written a letter to traffic police to enforce the ban. It is the concerned authority to restrict the services of the web-based operators," the Transport Department official said.

However, the Traffic Police said it has not received any letter from the Government. "We have not got any letter from transport department. Traffic police is unable to implement such order," it said.

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