Delhi govt gets tough, directs Ola, Uber to comply with guidelines


The Delhi Government today, directed app-based taxi services Ola and Uber to submit full details of their drivers and vehicles within seven days if they want to “regularise” their services in the national capital region.

According to reports, the applications of Uber and Ola Cabs to get license are currently pending before the transport department of Delhi.

Transport Minister Gopal Rai today held a meeting with representatives of the app-based taxi operators and other taxi associations at the Delhi Secretariat.

“Government has asked Uber and Ola Cabs to give it all details pertaining to their vehicles and drivers within seven days if they want their applications for licence to operate their services to be considered by the concerned authority,” said a government spokesperson.

All app-based cab service were banned in the national capital after a driver of Uber, the US-based online taxi-hailing company, was accused of raping a female passenger in December last year.

The Delhi government in March had approached Department of Electronic & Information Technology (Deity) to block web-based apps of taxi operators Uber, Ola Cabs and TaxiForSure alleging that these companies were not complying with a ban order imposed by it.

Thereafter, the Department of Telecom had earlier this month issued a letter to Internet Service Providers to block websites of taxi operators Uber, TaxiForSure and Ola Cabs, following a request from the Delhi government.