In big boost for Uber, HC sets aside Delhi govt’s rejection of its taxi license application


In a small victory for taxi-app Uber, the Delhi High Court on Wednesday set aside the city’s government order by which the transportation network company’s license for cab services in the national capital was rejected.

This clears the way for Uber to once again apply for a license. As things stand, Uber cannot legally operate in the capital as it does not have a radio taxi license. Although the service has been operational in Delhi lately, officials had been issuing fines to cabs operating under the service.

The latest court order comes after the high court had refused to give any interim relief to Uber during the last hearing on June 8, saying it could not ply if it did not have a permit. Uber had filed a plea in the high court requesting the June 3 order of rejecting its application for license be quashed.

Uber’s license application had been cancelled by the Delhi government for not complying with certain provisions of the recently amended Radio Taxi Scheme of 2006.

The amendment was introduced after an Uber cab driver allegedly raped a finance executive in December last year. Following the case, app-based cab companies were banned in the capital.