Delhi Government Ordered ISPs To Block Uber, Ola, TaxiForSure Services

taxiFollowing the order from the Delhi Government, the Department of Telecommunication issues an order to Internet Service Providers to block the websites and apps of taxi hailing aggregators like Uber, TaxiForSure and Ola Cabs.
The order also mentions that the government will be liable to initiate actions under Sec 12 of the IT Act if the telecom companies and ISPs fails to block the apps.
The Financial Express reports that the department of telecommunications has already blocked the websites of taxi aggregators Ola, TaxiForSure and Uber in the city and the customers will no more be able to avail their services.
Some of the ISP has responded saying that they will only have to block the Delhi link of the websites of the companies and for the apps access can be restricted so the Delhi users won’t be able to access.
However, though there was lot of tensions going on as the ministry of IT has been asked to block the website, taxi hailing companies seem to be unaware of this recent development.
The Delhi government had ordered the web-based taxi companies to cease their services after an Uber driver raped a lady passenger in New Delhi. Soon after the government order, Uber stopped the services but resumed it in January after applying for a radio-taxi license, while Ola continued the operations.
Since then, the government has been mulling plans to block the mobile apps alleging that the companies are not complying with the government order. Recently, the Department of Electronics and  Information Technology (DEITY) had seeked views from the Transport Ministry for a country-wide ban on the apps.

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