Uber, a US-based cab service provider which was banned earlier this month by Delhi Government, yesterday gave a representation before the transport department assuring that they will comply with the new rules for plying of its taxis in the national capital. Also Read - Uber cab service resumed in 31 cities in India with new Lockdown 4.0 guidelinesAlso Read - Uber launches 'Uber Connect' package delivery service to rival Dunzo and Swiggy Genie
The app-based cab booking service was marred by controversy when one of its drivers allegedly raped a 27-year-old finance executive on December 5 after she booked the taxi from Vasant Kunj to her house in Inderlok using her smartphone. The company’s representatives are believed to have assured senior officials of transport department that it will comply with government’s new rules for regulating its service in the city. Also Read - Uber to operate 'Essential' cab service to hospitals and pharmacy stores in 4 cities
The stand of Uber was heard by transport officials on the directions of court. The US-based company is believed to have sought one more day’s time to fully represent its stand and they will again appear before the transport department officials tomorrow.
The Transport Department today modified Radio Taxi Scheme 2006, making specific guidelines for the operations of all cab provider services, including app-based cab service provider, which includes the installation of GPS, panic button and asking them to provide the database of their drivers to the Delhi Police.