Delhi govt rejects Uber plea to run taxis

By: | Published: September 16, 2015 12:22 AM

According to the state govt, around 80% of Uber and Ola cabs were found to be diesel operated, which it said was contributing to Delhi’s air pollution

The Delhi government has again rejected taxi hailing service Uber’s application for a licence to run its taxis in the national capital.

The Arvind Kejriwal led government had directed app-based taxi aggregators to run on CNG only.

According to the state government, around 80% of Uber and Ola cabs were found to be diesel operated, which it said was contributing to Delhi’s air pollution extensively.

Uber officials were not immediately available for comment.

Earlier, the Delhi High Court had directed Uber’s rival Ola to operate only on CNG. On September 3, Ola announced that it would take off all diesel vehicles from Delhi’s roads within two week and operate CNG cabs. The company has partnered with Indian Oil for this plan.

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