Cab aggregators like Uber, Ola Cabs and TaxiForSure are having a tough time in Delhi with their license application being rejected earlier this month. With some cab drivers still operating in the region, the Delhi Traffic is on a crackdown mode.
In the past week, the police have booked more than 450 cabs in order to enforce the ban. In a Facebook post today, the police revealed that in the past 24 hours alone they have booked over 158 cabs from the aforementioned companies, while a further 120 cabs have been impounded.
The police are using any means necessary to ensure that the ban is enforced. One of these methods is downloading the app and booking a cab. The moment the taxi arrives, they either challan it or impound it.
As mentioned above, the license application of Uber, Ola Cabs and TaxiForSure was rejected earlier this month. The transport department has said that only Easy Cab, Meru Cab, Chanson Cab, Yo Cab, Mega Cab and Air Cab are licensed to operate in this region.
While the companies are trying to get their licenses, a section of Uber drivers met Delhi’s transport minister Gopal Rai to demand lifting of ban on app-based cabs. Rai was earlier quoted as saying that “companies like Uber and Ola are misleading poor taxi drivers and the general public of the national capital.”
“Delhi government makes it absolutely clear that it is not against any kind of business and will follow best practices to promote the interests of commuters, but will not compromise with women safety,” Rai said.