The Delhi Government has rejected the applications for licence by Uber, Ola and TaxiForSure, reports PTI. The Government mentions it rejected the filings as the cab aggregators had not complied with the ban imposed in December. Apparently in a bid to impose the ban, the traffic cops in Delhi have been using the Uber app to call cabs, and when it comes, they impound it. As of now, the Delhi police have allegedly impounded over 150 cars in the last 24 hours. The transportation minister said several such teams had formed to get unlicensed cabs off the road. Previously in February, the Delhi government transport department had started a consultation with the Centre to block the IP address of Uber and shut down its operations in the country if it did not get a radio taxi licence to ply. The whole saga began following an alleged rape of a 27-year old woman by one of the Uber drivers in December, when the Delhi Government considered cancelling the permission of Uber and scrutinizing the permits of all private taxi services. The Delhi transport department had then banned Uber the same month, and later brought them under the radio taxi license. Uber however resumed operations in Delhi in January, after applying for a radio taxi license, which has now been rejected. Interestingly, in April the Indian government ruled out banning cab-hailing apps like Uber and Ola, but said it would impose conditions to make their operations safer. This was after the the…
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