Govt rejects Uber’s application to run taxis in Capital
In a setback to US-based online cab service provider — Uber, the Delhi government has rejected again the company’s application for <g data-gr-id="19">licence</g> to run its taxis in the national Capital. The government’s move comes around a fortnight after it rejected the application for <g data-gr-id="22">license</g> by another cab service provider — Ola Cabs.
According to government, Uber’s application was rejected for “not complying” with its existing ban order and “not filing” undertaking stating that they are following all laid-down rules.
A top official said that the government had given a hearing to Uber on August 19, but it (Uber) then sought that the hearing be held on August 24.
“On the request of the taxi firm, we accepted it, but the company officials did not turn up on the given date (August 24) for hearing. “We also asked Uber to submit an affidavit stating that they are complying with the government’s ban imposed on it and other laid-down rules, but it also did not do the same,” official said.
The official also said, “there are several rules like <g data-gr-id="20">installation</g> of digital fare meters, operation through government-approved fare structure, GPS and PSV badge, but it was now these following these rules.”
In June this year, the AAP government had rejected the cab service provider’s application for not filing undertakings.