Delhi govt asks Uber, Ola to cease operations

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New Delhi, March 25: The transport department in New Delhi on Tuesday, March 25 came down heavily against Uber Technologies and Ola for violating the government order and resuming its services in the state.

The authorities warned both taxi companies to stop their operations and also said, it will not process applications for radio-taxi licences of the companies.


The government was forced to halt the operations of all unregistered web-based taxi companies, when a female passenger was raped by a driver contracted to Uber in New Delhi.

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However, the Uber which halted its operations after the complaint soon resumed its services in January this year, after applying for a radio-taxi license.

Ola continued its operations.

The transport department of state government had also issued a notice to the local units of Uber and Ola to cease their operations.

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The Uber rape case also urged the authorities to go for major reforms related to passengers' security.

According to rules set up by the Delhi government in December, the cabs should install emergency buttons and to have tracking devices.

A letter from the transport department official says, "In order to process your application further, I am directed to seek a sworn affidavit declaring therein that you are complying with the ban order imposed upon your company in letter and spirit".

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