After banning Uber and other app-based cab services in Delhi, the government has now imposed a ban on these services across the country. This ban comes in the wake of the Delhi rape case wherein an Uber driver allegedly raped a woman in the cab. 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
Citing the Delhi rape case, Home Minister Rajnath Singh told the Rajya Sabha that the government had asked all the states and Union Territories to ban all unregistered app-based cab services across the country. Also Read - Ola to offer free oxygen concentrators to the needy
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Earlier today, the government put up an official list of radio cab services that have the requisite licenses to operate in the national capital. This includes the likes of Easy Cab, Mega Cab, Meru Cab, Chanson Cab, Yo Cab and Air Cab.
These app-based cab services are under a microscope in India, after the above incident involving an Uber driver. Shiv Kumar Yadav allegedly raped a woman in the cab on December 6, and has since been apprehended in Mathura. This case has put a spotlight on drivers verification process in India, when issuing commercial transport licenses.