The Delhi transport department has started consultation with the central government to block the internet address (IP) of Uber if the company does not obtain a radio taxi licence to ply its cabs in Delhi.
Blocking Uber’s IP will mean the company’s website and mobile phone application will no longer be accessible in India, effectively shutting down operations [source]
The Delhi High Court Tuesday has also refused to stay proceedings in the rape case against the driver of the Uber cab company, involved in rape case [source].
Uber Partners With Safetipin To Strengthen Safety
Uber has partnered with SafetiPin, a map-based mobile safety app that tags safety scores to locations on a map in a city, based on safety audits done across the city. The initiative will be rolled out across other global markets in the coming months, including Bogotá, Colombia and Nairobi, Kenya with the aim to cover approximately 20,000 km of city roads and areas.