Hyderabad, Dec 9: In the wake of a woman being allegedly raped by an Uber cab driver in Delhi, the Telangana Transport Department today said that no permission has been granted to Uber taxi services to operate in the state.
The department has also advised people, including cab owners and drivers, not to be associated with Uber company in any form.
Citing a message from the Union Government, an official release said a criminal case has been reported against the permit holder of a vehicle associated with Uber company.
"In these circumstances, the public including the taxi, cab owners/drivers are informed not to be associated with Uber Company in any form. No permission has been granted to Uber Company by Transport Department of Telangana government," the release said.
"Public are requested not to hire any transport services through Uber company in any form, including web-based mobile applications keeping in view the safety and security," it said. It further states, "It has come to the notice of Transport Department that certain cab operators are providing taxi/cab services without obtaining proper licenses/permits from the competent authority."
All the enforcement staff of the transport department has been directed to check the "unauthorised" practices of the private operators, including Uber, the release said.