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Update: Delhi govt mulling blocking Uber’s IP address to shut down operations: Report

Update: Regarding the documents that needed to be submitted to the Delhi Transport Department, an Uber spokesperson has said that it has submitted the details and documents under the amended Radio taxi regulations. Full statement below: "‘We can confirm that all details and documents have been submitted earlier this week for our application under the amended Radio Taxi Scheme. Our commitment to serving the local community is absolute and we look forward to continued engagement with the government to develop a long-term solution that puts the best interests of riders and drivers first”. Earlier: The Delhi government transport department has started a consultation with the Centre to block the IP address of Uber and shut down its operations in the country if it does not get a radio taxi licence to ply, reports the Economic Times. Uber and other online taxi booking services were banned in Delhi following the rape of a passenger by one of Uber's drivers in December 2014. Following which, the Delhi Transport Department decided to modify the radio taxi regulations and bring these services under its ambit. Uber had been given seven days last week to complete their radio taxi license application. Last month, Delhi Transport Department had found certain deficiencies in the license applications of Uber, Ola, TaxiForSure and NTL Call Cabs, as per the recently amended Radio Taxi regulations and rejected their applications in the current form. The details missing in Uber’s application were certificate for parking of their fleet of cabs, telephone number, e-mail ID & address…

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