Uber drivers turn to AAP govt in Delhi for relief from ban
A day after Delhi government rejected application for licence by Uber cabs, a section of drivers of the US-based taxi aggregator met Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government transport minister Gopal Rai in Delhi and sought to present their demands, the top one being the lifting of the ban imposed on its services. Here are top 5 facts in the case: On Wednesday, the AAP government had rejected fresh applications for licence by US-based taxi booking firm Uber and two other such service providers — Ola and TaxiForSure. Applications of the three taxi aggregators were rejected for not filing undertakings stating they were complying with a ban imposed on them. The three operators had filed the applications under the modified Radio Taxi Scheme introduced five months ago. Uber, Ola Cabs and TaxiForSure were asked by authorities to give a affidavit since March this year, stating that they are complying with the ban order imposed on them in December last year, but they have not done it till date. All app-based cab service were banned in the national capital after a driver of Uber, the US-based online cab service provider, was accused of raping a 27-year-old financial consultant woman passenger in December last year. The Delhi government in March had approached the Centre to block web-based apps of Uber, Ola Cabs and TaxiForSure alleging that these companies were not complying with its ban order imposed on them.