London: Uber was deemed unfit to run a taxi service and stripped it of its licence to operate from the end of next week in a major blow to the firm and its 3.5 million users in one of the world’s wealthiest cities.
Some members of cab aggregators Ola and Uber, who have formed a drivers’ union, plan to launch its services next month with the help of Kolkata-based technology startup which owns TYGR app. The company plans to have three to four car categories.
Things started to take an ugly turn when the autorickshaw driver picked up a huge stone and started threatening the driver.
Licensed driver kisses passenger’s hand then pulls her over as friends watch.
The ministry has made provisions in the Motor Vehicles Act to register and operate app-based taxi hailing services within jurisdiction of states so that competition is allowed to foster.
“This will prevent untoward incidents,” says the Haryana Police advisory.
The international cab-booking operator has applied to the department for permission to operate under its modified scheme.
Uber was banned last month after a driver contracted by the company allegedly raped a woman passenger.
The victim was brought to another doctor on the evening of December 6 last year for a second medical opinion.
Similar taxi aggregators are learnt to have sought permission from the government to ply on Delhi roads.
The case will now be heard by special fast track court.
Police said that the prints were taken earlier but were “blurred”.
Uber, through its apps, charges a fee to play matchmaker between passengers and drivers, some of whom are registered taxi drivers.
There are a number of interesting and innovative measures being evaluated
The drive to check antecedents of taxi drivers was kicked off last week in light of the Uber Cab rape.