Uber drivers meet Rai, demand lifting of ban on app-based cabs

Uber drivers meet Rai, demand lifting of ban on app-based cabs

A day after Delhi government rejected application for licence by Uber, a section of drivers of the US-based taxi aggregator met transport minister Gopal Rai and raised their issues before him.

Yesterday, the AAP government rejected fresh applications for licence by US-based taxi booking firm Uber and two other such service providers -- Ola and TaxiForSure.

Top Delhi government officials said the applications of the three taxi aggregators were rejected for not filing undertakings stating they were complying with a ban imposed on them. The three operators had filed the applications under the modified Radio Taxi Scheme introduced five months ago.

"Drivers of Uber today met the transport minister and demanded that the ban imposed on it be lifted. They also raised other demands before the minister," an official said.

"We have continuously been asking Uber, Ola Cabs and TaxiForSure to give a affidavit since March this year, stating that they are complying the ban order imposed on them in December last year, but they have still not done it. We have rejected their applications for licence," a top official had said yesterday.

All app-based cab service were banned in the national capital after a driver of Uber, the US-based online cab service provider, was accused of raping a 27-year-old financial consultant woman passenger in December last year.

According to government, Resource Expert India, a subsidiary of Uber, M/s ANI Technologies Pvt Ltd on the banner of Ola Cabs and TaxiForSure had applied for fresh licence to operate their taxis in Delhi in February-March.

The Delhi government in March had approached the Centre to block web-based apps of Uber, Ola Cabs and TaxiForSure alleging that these companies were not complying with its ban order imposed on them.

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