More Ola cabs impounded but ban remains leaky

Transport department has impounded at least 150 taxis that were found plying on Delhi roads without permits.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: January 12, 2015 2:50 am

Officials of the Transport department turned dummy passengers over the weekend to check on radio taxis plying without permit. On Friday and Saturday, officials booked themselves Ola cabs and impounded at least 20 of them on arrival.

On making dummy bookings on Sunday, however, they were informed by the company that there were no cabs available, a senior official said.

Ban on all but six taxi companies was imposed in the wake of the rape of a 27-year-old woman by a Uber cabbie on December 5.

However, it has proven very difficult to implement it.

“All the blacklisted companies still continue with their business because their web applications have not been blocked. Some like Ola cabs are even getting more aggressive with their advertising,” a senior government official said.

Since the crackdown began on December 8, the Transport department has already impounded at least 150 taxis that were found plying on Delhi roads without the requisite permits. The department later refused to revoke the ban as all the “unlicensed” taxis were operating on All India Tourist Vehicle permits.

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  1. M
    Jan 12, 2015 at 6:24 pm
    He try the new ola app and get 200rs in your ola wallet with referral code W1A2MG.
    1. D
      Deepak Ranjan
      Jun 5, 2015 at 9:52 pm
      It's very strange thing that till today a single uber cab has been not Impounded by Delhi police.Only they make face booking through app Impounded only ola cabs.Uber had made wrong thing 2 time but why only ola cabs suffer............... In December the same thing was happen in the running bus but that time how many buses had been Impounded.?...No compney has told his Employee to do the wrong thing...The person who did make the mistake give the serious punishment to him but it's not the right thing to punish all...If they Impounded the cab do they give the duty to all the driver..?
      1. K
        Jun 5, 2015 at 11:18 pm
        Ola cabs is growing day by day and it services is very good so driver's of ola cabs are very geniune so don't be wrong with ola because so many driver's future with ola cabs........take an action on soon as possible.....@KAMAL JEET
        1. O
          Jun 5, 2015 at 11:32 pm
          ola always make sure for the safety of women and that's why till now nothing wrong happened so far by god blessing...they have set benchmark for other app based service company. so plz justify their services.