We will not issue licences to Uber and Ola Cabs to operate their taxis in the capital unless they follow existing ban imposed by the city’s government.
The rider has alleged that the driver partner attempted to kiss her hand. The investigating officer has confirmed after due questioning that the driver may have held the rider’s hand for a few seconds longer than would be deemed appropriate for a handshake, which is grounds for Sec 354A of IPC.
As per allegations by the woman passenger, the Uber cab driver tried to forcefully kiss her and molest her and that her complaints to the web-based cab hailing service went unanswered.
Prior to joining Uber, Amit was President of Rent.com, a technology company in the US dedicated to giving renters a free and convenient way to find the perfect place to live.
The Aam Aadmi Party led Delhi government has agreed to grant radio-taxi license to taxi aggregators like Ola and Uber. The government has directed the taxi aggregators to furnish details about their operations if they want to continue the services. Fresh license applications will be considered after they furnish affidavits. The government also made it clear that the taxi aggregators must agree to standard and stringent safety norms, particularly for women passengers, if they want to restart their operations in the city.
A Ford sedan bearing the words “Uber Advanced Technologies Center” on its side and a large sensor module on its roof was spotted driving through the city of Pittsburg recently. An Uber spokesperson confirmed that the vehicle was part of its early research efforts on mapping, safety and autonomy systems. Uber’s entry into the autonomous driving field is hardly surprising, given that the biggest cost of running a taxi is paying someone to drive it.
Here, considered to be the top automotive mapping service in the world, could fetch as much as $4 billion according to industry insiders, far higher than the apparent $3 bn bid Uber made. The partnership between Uber and Baidu will allow the Chinese company to avoid regulatory issues while purchasing Nokia’s HERE.
The Delhi government’s move to block the websites of taxi hailing aggregators like Ola, Uber seems to be an unsettled argument as ISPs expressed inability to block Uber, Ola due to high encryption codes. The ISPs can only block http sites and not the https sites due to its higher encryption codes. The ISPs cannot block the https sites of Uber and Ola, whereas TaxiForSure website can be blocked as its an http site.
Following 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 move is a massive departure from the company’s regular payment options – credit card or digital wallet. Karun Arya, Uber’s head of communications in South Asia, said that the company is using Hyderabad as a testing ground for cash payments. Drivers will be charged a fee amounting to 20% of the fare on a regular basis though the finer details haven’t been mentioned.