In the aftermath of the Uber rape case, the state government weighed down heavily on to the company and banned all its operation in Delhi.The government has said that from now on any Uber cab found on the roads will incur fines and could also be impounded. However, we just tried the app to book an Uber cab, and the service works just fine. 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
In the wake of this ban, Uber’s app should ideally be defunct. However, not only were we able to book a cab via the app, the driver also took the request and confirmed that he was on his way. Also Read - Uber to operate 'Essential' cab service to hospitals and pharmacy stores in 4 cities
Just earlier today, Satish Mathur, Special Commissioner of Delhi Transport Department issued a statement blacklisting Uber services. We have just issued an order saying Uber s activities stand banned in Delhi. Shedding light on the ban, Mathur explains that the cab service is misleading customers by offering cabs with All-India permits, which is which is not allowed to ferry customers point-to-point in the National capital.
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick issued a statement blaming the government s lack of background checks in its commercial transportation licensing programs. He also said that the company will do everything to help bring this perpetrator to justice and to support the victim and her family in her recovery .