The court has raised doubts on complete ban on the app-based cabs; says the government can impose strict conditions on their plying which Uber can also follow.
The High Court has set aside the Delhi government’s order by which cab service provider Uber’s application for licence was rejected. The court has raised doubts on complete ban on the app-based cabs; says the government can impose strict conditions on their plying which Uber can also follow.The High Court in June issued notice to Delhi government on plea of cab service provider, Uber.Uber India Technology Pvt Ltd had on Friday had moved the Delhi High Court challenging an order of the city government denying extension of its licence to operate radio cabs in the national capital. <!– Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>High Court, however, told Uber that it is not supposed to ply if it does not have a licence for the same.The court also refuses to grant any interim relief to Uber, to hear the matter on July 8. In a major decision, Delhi government had on June 3 rejected fresh applications for licence by US-based taxi booking firm Uber and two other such service providers — Ola and TaxiForSure.Top Delhi government officials said the applications of the three taxi aggregators were rejected for not filing undertakings stating they were complying with a ban imposed on them. The three operators had filed the applications under the modified Radio Taxi Scheme introduced five months ago.All app-based cab service were banned in the national capital after a driver of Uber, the US-based online cab service provider, was accused of raping a 27-year-old financial consultant woman passenger in December last year.The Delhi government in March had approached the Centre to block web-based apps of Uber, Ola Cabs and TaxiForSure alleging that these companies were not complying with its ban order imposed on them.