The Centre is contemplating a ban for Uber across India after a driver engaged by the company allegedly raped a girl in Delhi. The Home Ministry is planning to ask all state governments and administration of nine union territories, where Uber runs its cab services, to put a ban on it, official sources said today. Also Read - FIR filed against Twitter India again, now over child pornography contentAlso Read - Mi Notebook Pro X to be Xiaomi's most expensive laptop yet, launch tomorrow
Uber cab services are available in Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Chandigarh, Kolkata, Pune and most recently it expanded its operations to Kochi. The central government is also likely to ask all state governments and UT administrations to find out whether similar app-based taxi service is running in their jurisdiction contrary to the existing rules and regulations, the sources said. Also Read - Ola to offer free oxygen concentrators to the needy
Home Minister Rajnath Singh is expected to make a statement to this effect in Rajya Sabha tomorrow where he may mention about the steps to be taken for regulating the app- based cab services. Meanwhile, the Home Ministry has posed to Delhi government eight questions related to Uber cab service and asked for its reply as early as possible.
The questions include details about Uber’s operations in the national capital, its commercial all India permit and how come this company is using or “misusing” that permit, how come a rape accused got driving license and how many such services are operating in Delhi.
Uber was banned today in Delhi after one of its drivers allegedly raped a 27-year-old woman executive on Friday night.