New Delhi, Dec 10: The Delhi Government might have banned "all activities" by Uber taxi company in the Delhi after one of its drivers was arrested on charges of raping a woman, but the cab services from the internet-based cab service can still be hired in the national capital.
As per media reports, several drivers running Uber cabs responded to calls on Tuesday evening. The drivers even told media persons that the America-based taxi service has not informed them about the ban. This shows that the taxi company is audaciously violating the government's order.
When asked about the ban, the driver told media persons that the company has said its up to them whether or not to drive. Initially he was not even asked for a character certificate. While on the company's website it says anyone who wants to be a driver at Uber will have to furnish necessary documents to drive. While in this case, a character certificate and driver's license are mandatory.
Earlier on Monday, the Delhi government's transport department blacklisted the international cab booking company from providing any transport service in the national capital in future, an official statement said.
The action came a day after the accused driver, Shiv Kumar Yadav, who allegedly raped the woman here Friday night, was arrested from Mathura in Uttar Pradesh.
The government said that in response to "the unfortunate and heinous crime", it had cancelled the taxi's permit and registration certificate as well as the driver's license.
The statement accused Uber of misleading the commuter who was raped about the nature of the taxi service offered by "Uber App". Uber was also faulted for violating the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 by providing the commuter for local journey a taxi with an all-India permit.