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Updated: Delhi Govt wants Center to block Uber and Ola apps

Update: Uber has replied to some of our questions. Here's what they have to say: Uber is deeply committed to serving the community of Delhi. In December, as per the request of Delhi’s transportation department, we had taken the step of shutting down operations. They had ordered all web-based applications be shut down pending grant of a radio-taxi license, and Uber Delhi accordingly complied with the request. Today, each of the major transportation apps including Uber have taxi license applications in process. Each of the major transportation apps including Uber are also currently running in Delhi. We are committed to obtaining this license but also wanted to clarify Uber’s current operating model. Since our re-launch we have adopted Pooch-O’s model, one already approved and endorsed by the transportation department. This allows Uber to legally operate, enabling safe, reliable rides to an underserved public while working out the details of a long-term solution with the government. In regards to the status of the license application, Uber said that they had submitted the application with all required documents and information weeks ago, well before the deadline, and that only the Delhi transport department can throw light on status of application processing. We haven't heard back from Ola yet. Earlier: The Delhi government has asked the Ministry of Communications & IT to block the online taxi booking apps of Uber and Ola in the city, reports Reuters. The government wants the two companies to stop operating in Delhi till their radio taxi licenses are…

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