Gone in 24 hrs: Uber’s office

Overnight, the company has taken down the App-based cab services board.

Written by Sandali Tiwari | Gurgaon | Updated: December 9, 2014 7:40 pm
uber-l The building in Gurgaon that housed Uber’s office. (Source: IE photo)

The San Francisco-based startup Uber taxi has quietly shut its Gurgaon office following the outrage over the alleged rape of a 27-year-old executive in a cab by one of its drivers.

Overnight, the company has taken down the App-based cab services board. Interestingly, the guards deployed around the building — a swanky two-storey building near Signature Towers at Iffco Chowk, Gurgaon — from where Uber cabs operated said the building belongs to a startup called Micro Software Solutions.

“The company took down the billboard after police from Delhi visited the address. Today morning, we could not see a single cab near the office. Usually, there are cabs parked there,” a man, who owns a guesthouse adjoining the Uber office in Gurgaon, said.

According to sources, the cab-aggregator company’s top management has sent messages to its drivers, asking them not to leave the company yet. “Some of us in Delhi have received these messages. But why should we leave the company? I have worked for other cab services too, but only Uber pays us well and also gives us many perks and benefits,” an Uber cab driver in Gurgaon, who claimed to earn Rs 1 lakh a month, said.

He told Newsline that on Monday itself, he made 12 rounds to the capital and back to Gurgaon.

The message sent to drivers on Monday morning read: “Dear partner, we know this is a difficult phase and the company wants your support too. The company is here to stay and we are not going anywhere.”

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    ANKUR nimesh
    May 16, 2015 at 10:08 am
    Please provide your (uber) office
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      Jawnsin Chris
      Dec 9, 2014 at 5:55 am
      come up with a different name
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        Khushi Meherban
        Dec 9, 2014 at 5:28 am
        We ourselves have made or total system dysfunctional devoid of good governanceBan, create new laws are knee jerk reactions ,but are they ineffective against mindset where an unescorted female is fair game.I have seen this all in all local trains in UP, Delhi and MP in the past four decades.Nothing changes it only gets vicious and worse.The w of 2011 and 2012 saw protests against corruption and rapes.Has anything really changed?The fact is we in India are basically a dysfunctional society.SAD BUT TRUE!
        1. Vinay Jambhali
          Dec 9, 2014 at 7:01 am
          Just an mobile app should not be enough to start a Radio cab service.A call centre and registration with transport department are essential.It has become a fly by night business with just a mobile app to be prepared through any software vendor and start marketing on Internet and advers.Also why such a business should be allowed without a full fledged call centre and Indian office.They should have a country head and full secure operations.Moreover online CCTV verification for the driver to be same as owner and verified should be installed on continuous basis in the cab and verified through continuous MMS/GPRS/3G.