Uber India on Wednesday told a court that it would contest the notice issued to its global chief executive officer Travis Cordell Kalanick and others for allegedly acting as an agent without having the requisite licences. The counsel appearing on the behalf of the firm submitted before Metropolitan Magistrate Vaibhav Mehta that the notices were not properly issued. 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
Advocate Sushmit Pushkar told the court that the firm was contesting the notices as its taxis did not fall under the purview of the Delhi government but under the Centre. The firm also submitted that a similar case against taxi aggregators not having valid licences was pending before the Delhi High Court.
The court has now fixed the case for further hearing on July 23. The Delhi government had issued notices to Kalanick, Uber India president Amit Jain and general manager for North India operations Gagan Bhatiya for alleged violation of the Motor Vehicles Act.
The notices were issued under the section of Motor Vehicles Act prohibiting soliciting or canvassing customers for taxis which do not have state government licenses. Later, a city court had issued notices to them to appear before it.